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Faculty and Staff


Anna Baranowska-Rataj, researcher

My research investigates processes linking labour market inequalities, family life and wellbeing using methods for causal inference.

Anna Sundström, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Anna Sofia Lundgren, professor

Professor in ethnology. Research areas include rural studies, ageing identities and e-health. 

Ari Laitinen, system administrator, IT
Barbara Schumann, researcher

Research focus on weather and climate change impacts on human health in Sweden and in low- and middle-income countries.

Cecilia Gustafsson, postdoctor

Researches social in-/exclusion among elderly migrants in Sweden. PhD in Human Geography. Postdoc at CEDAR and the Department of Geography. Previous research: migration and health in Nicaragua.

Emma Lundholm, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Associate Professor and lecturer in Human Geography, doing reserach on interregional migration in Sweden. Teaching Population Geography on bachelor and advanced level.

Erik Brändström, administrator, finance
Erik Lindahl, system developer
Erika Sandow, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Researching the area of population mobility, such as commuting and migration, and teaches courses in spatial planning, GIS and quantitative methods.

Erling Häggström Lundevaller, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I'm a statistician at Umeå university at the Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research, CEDAR, and the statistical department.

Fredinah Namatovu, postdoctoral position, researcher

I am a researcher at CEDAR and my research interests include; studying gender-based violence, disability, choodhood health, celiac disease, using a mixed method approach.

Glenn Sandström, researcher

Glenn Sandström is a Docent/Associate Professor researching family dynamics in historical and contemporary perspective.

Jenny Olofsson, researcher

Researcher at CEDAR. Working with SHARE on ageing populations. Research focus: living conditions, life strategies and experiences of ageing among older migrants in Sweden 


Johan Junkka, postdoctor

Postdoctor in historical demography who studies the relationship between demographic processes and social networks such as voluntary associations in Sweden between 1850-1950.

Lena Karlsson, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I work as an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology

Lotta Vikström, professor

Enjoying an ERC Consolidator Grant (2016-21) I lead a cross-disciplinary team researching how disabilities affect people's participation in society, past and present.

Maria Josefsson, researcher

Researcher in statistics who develop longitudinal methods for studying cognitive aging and risk factors for dementia.

Maria Larsson, analyst

Works as assistant director and research analyst at CEDAR and have worked a lot with linkage methodology.  

Maria Wisselgren, analyst

Works as a research analyst at CEDAR and are involved in two different research projects as a guest researcher.

Works as a research analyst at CEDAR, which includes helping researchers who want data retrievals from our databases, quality assurance and data processing.

Mojgan Padyab, researcher

Mojgan Padyab is Associate Professor in social work

Osvaldo Fonseca, postdoctoral position

I am a post-doctoral researcher on weather and climate change impacts on human health

Roger Eriksson, system administrator, IT
Roger Lund, system developer
Tora Dunås, postdoctor

Researching the aging brain and how different neuroimaging techniques can be used to predict cognitive decline, and if these aging biomarkers are connected to various lifestyle factors.