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Staff at the department of science and mathematics education

Here is a list of our staff.


Anders Berg, associate professor
Anette Bagger, associate professor (absent)

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

Anna Loden, doctoral student
Anna Ida Säfström, senior research assistant
Birte Svenja Reichstein, doctoral student

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

Specifically I am interesrted in how communication affects students' meaningmaking and motivation.

Björn Palmberg, assistant professor
Bodil Sundberg, visiting associate professor

My research interests concerns early years education of science. I have a PhD in Biology and long experience of teaching science at teacher education.

Christina Ottander, professor

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, postdoctoral fellow
Eva Knekta, postdoctoral fellow

I am a postdoctor 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

Associate professor (Sw: docent) in mathematics education with research interests regarding language and mathematics.

Hannele Junkala, doctoral student

Ph D student at NMD and UCGS, Umeå Center for Gender Studies. Project about critical perspectives on sex- and relationship education. On leave from Dalarna University.

Helena Näs, associate professor
Helena Westman, administrator

Works as an institution administrator at NMD.

Jenny Sullivan Hellgren, associate professor

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, senior research assistant

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

Karolina Broman, associate professor

Chair of the education committee at the Faculty of Science and Technology. Teach and do research in chemistry education.

Lina Varg, doctoral student

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.


Lotta Vingsle, associate professor

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

Madelen Bodin, associate professor

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

Associate Professor (Docent) of Mathematics Education. Primary research field: The role of language and communication in the learning and teaching of mathematics.

Manya Sundström, associate professor

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

Maria Berge, associate professor

Maria Berge works as a teacher and researcher at NMD.

Markus Stoor, doctoral student

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

Mathias Norqvist, associate professor

At the moment I am working as a researcher, with research connected to the project 'Learning by Imitative and Creative Reasoning'.

Mikael Winberg, associate professor
Oleg Popov, associate professor

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.

Peter Vinnervik, doctoral student

My thesis project explores programming in the Swedish curriculum for compulsory school and in the technology subject in particular.

I am part of the UmSER research group, and also affiliated with UFM.

Tomas Bergqvist, associate professor

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