Areas of responsibility include:

  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
  • Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD)
  • Centre for Health and Equity Studies (CHESS)

Contact Information:

Email: yba@chess.su.se
Telephone: 08-6747969

Who may contact you, and with what kind of questions?

All researchers and teachers at the departments I am responsible for are welcome to discuss specific projects or general questions about collaboration. This may involve contacts with workplaces to arrange work placements or study visits, help finding agreement templates, or advice concerning applications for collaboration grants. To assist me in this work, I have access to resources at the External Relations and Communications Office, as well as the collective knowledge of the network of Appointed Liaison Officers.

What attracted you to becoming an appointed liaison officer?

The university is a part of a larger context. I’m not alone in thinking in thinking there’s a reciprocal relationship with society and us lecturers and researchers. Even though the idea of collaboration isn’t new, the past focus on collaboration types and strategies creates new demands on the university. There are many challenges – not the least of which is how to measure collaboration – and also many exciting opportunities to actually improve ourselves as a university and raise the quality of teaching and research. Being a part of these developments is what attracted me to become an appointed liaison officer.

What are you working on?

As a liaison officer I’m working with “samverkanscheckar” (collaboration checks) right now. I’m also figuring out a communications project which makes research and education more interactive with respect to how knowledge can be created in the interaction between the university and society as a whole. In my research I’m continuing to investigate how children’s upbringing affects their chances later in life. As a dean of studies, I’m taking care of our students in public health. I’m also working hard on creating the Department for Public Health Research which is set to begin around the end of the year.