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Staff at the department of science and mathematics education

Here is a list of our staff.


Anders Berg
Anette Bagger

Researcher and Senior Lecturer with and interest in matemathics and special educatione. Special interests: equity, assessment, sociopolitical issues.

Anna Loden
Birte Svenja Reichstein

I am a PhD student in the field of science education.

Specifically I am interesrted in how science education contributes to fostering responsible citizenry in younger generations.

Björn Palmberg
Christina Ottander

Professor in Science Education, and PhD in Plant Physiology. Many of the on-going projects build on teacher-researcher collaborations and include both development of teaching and research.

Erika Boström
Eva Knekta

I am a associate professor and are doing research on issues related to the function of science education and education for a sustainable transformation of the society.

Ewa Bergqvist

Associate professor (Sw: docent) in mathematics education with research interests regarding language and mathematics. Head of department at the Department of science and mathematics education.

Frithjof Theens
Hannele Junkala

Ph D student at NMD, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, and UCGS, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies. Project about critical perspectives on sex- and relationship education. 

Helena Näs
Helena Westman

Works as an institution administrator at NMD.

Jenny Sullivan Hellgren

Researcher and teacher in science education. My aim is that science education is accessible and meaningful to all students and plays a role in the creation of a sustainable society.

Johanna Lönngren

My research focuses on how to better integrate sustainability and ethics perspectives into engineering education. 

Karolina Broman

Chair of the Education committee at the Faculty of Science and Technology. Docent and excellent teacher who teaches and do research in chemistry education.

Lina Varg

I'm employed as a Ph. D student in science education with focus on upper primary school and the transition to secondary school. I'm also an instructor for teacher students.


Lisa Klingstedt
Lotta Vingsle

I am a teacher and researcher in mathematics education. My research interest is in formative assessment and language and mathematics.

Madelen Bodin

I am the director of Curiosum, a new science center for learning and communicating science and technology. Curiosum will open in the fall 2020. 

Magnus Österholm

Associate Professor (Docent) of Mathematics Education. Deputy head of department, with responsibility for research and research education.

Manya Sundström

Docent in mathematics education.  Works with mathematical aesthetics and proof.  Just now works with Curiosum, the new science center in Umeå.

Maria Berge

Maria Berge works as a teacher and researcher at NMD.

Markus Stoor

Doctoral student in Educational Work with a focus on the Technology subject.

Mathias Norqvist

I am working as the director of studies at our department. I also teach mathematics education for primary and secondary school pre-service teachers. My research mainly regards mathematical reasoning.

Mikael Winberg
Muhammad Zuhair Zahid
Oleg Popov

Oleg Popov is Associate Professor in physics education. His research interests lie in the field of intercultural science education, curriculum development and learning in different contexts.

Pia Almarlind
Sofia Ulin
Tomas Bergqvist

Associate Professor in pedagogical work. Research area: Mathematics education, focusing on mathematical reasoning and the relationship between language and mathematics.