Magnus Erlandsson holds a PhD in Political Science, on a thesis on internal reforms of the Swedish Government Offices. His primary research interests have been in political executives, public organizations and management reforms, often from the perspective of "the power and roles of the bureaucracy in policy processes". His research has resulted in studies of the state's market surveillance, regulatory simplification, agricultural policy and integration policy. He now has a special interest in Swedish school governance, organization and leadership. Magnus Erlandsson shares his lectureship in leadership at the Department of School Improvement and Leadership, Malmö University, with a lectureship at Förvaltningsakademin, Södertörn University.