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Faculty and Staff


Anna Baranowska-Rataj

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

Anna Sofia Lundgren

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

Ari Laitinen
Björn Högberg

My current research investigates the consequences of reforms of education systems for the health and wellbeing of pupils, in Sweden and internationally. 

Emma Lundholm

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

Erik Brändström
Erika Sandow

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

Erling Häggström Lundevaller

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

Fredinah Namatovu

Researcher in Epidemiology and Public Health. Main area of interest: gender-based violence, reproductive health, disability, and population ageing in Sweden and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Fredrik Wikdahl
Glenn Sandström

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

Gunnar Malmberg

Professor of Human Geography. Research on migration and population ageing.

Jenny Olofsson

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

Assistant professor who studies the relationship between demographic processes and social networks such as voluntary associations in Sweden.

Josef Höglund
Julia Schröders

Postdoc in Sociology with background in Medical Anthropology, Epidemiology & Global Health. Interested in social network research and the construction of vulnerabilities across the adult life course.

Karin Johansson
Lars-Fredrik Andersson

Lars Fredrik is an associate professor in economic history and works on economic development and structural change, human well-being and social welfare, demography, and economic geography

Lotta Vikström

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

Maria Larsson

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

Maria Wisselgren

Research Analyst and Data Retrieval Coordinator at CEDAR, with a PhD in history with a focus on historical demography.  

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

Minna Genbäck
Mojgan Padyab

Mojgan Padyab is Associate Professor in social work and deputy director at CEDAR.

Outi Hyvönen
Per Axelsson
Pär Vikström
Roger Eriksson
Roger Lund
Samuel Sundvall

PhD student in history, researching the impacts of migration flows on rural areas in northern Sweden during the 20th century, both on a structural and individual level.

Sara Kalucza
Sophia Erhard

I am a doctoral student working at the intersection of human geography and gender studies. My research project focuses on informal elder care workers in Sweden.

Wossenseged Birhane Jemberie

research interest: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Among Older People

Methods: Register based study; Latent variables; Longitudinal analysis