Jöran Petersson is presently reader (associate professor) in mathematics education at Malmö University and supervises PhD-students Magnus och Maria. Since 2022 he is adjunct professor at university of the Philippines Los Baños where he supervises PhD-student Michel. Jöran has a PhD in mathematics education (Stockholm University, 2017), a diploma as upper secondary school teacher in mathematics and physics (Linköping University, 2004), and a master (licentiate) in mathematical systems theory and optimization (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 1999). He has worked with research and development as mathematician in industry (sensor signals and control systems) and insurance business (1999-2002).

Publications in research and other outreach are available in Googlescholar, Orcid and Researchgate. A complete publication list is available as a thematic list.


Click the underlined words to read more about his research on Foundational Number Sense with professor Paul Andrews and doctor Judy Sayers, on second-language students' knowledge in mathematics and on optimization.

Personally, Jöran recommends you to have a look at this conference poster that summarises publications on using times series analysis for making a nice graphical overview of the outcome of a content analysis. It is a general technique that works for analysis on serial data for describing the 'stream of content' in textbooks, lesson data, and communication.


Mathematics education K-12 with a focus on statistics education and supervision of student theses. He previously taught calculus and optimisation for engineering students and also in secondary and adult education.


Frequent contributor in Nämnaren (a Swedish mathematics teacher journal) and Matematikbiennalen (a Swedish mathematics teacher conference).


Presently a member of the department advisory board. He also have had assignments as expert in e.g. syllabus committee, staff recruitment committee.