Head of department and Associate professor in Food and Nutrition.
I have a background as a registered dietician, BSc Nutrition (nutritionist) and one year study in Psychology.
Besides the assignment as head of the department I am co-supervisor for Linda Berggren in a research project about school meals in co-operation with Umeå School of Education. The project is called ProMeal and is a Nordic collaboration partially funded by NordForsk. During the period 2015-2017, I have received funds from Umeå School of Education to develop educational research within the field of food and nutrition.
I finished my PhD in 2008 in a project where trends in incidence of celiac disease in Swedish children and adolescents were studied in collaboration with the Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University. I also carried out a qualitative study aimed to explore how adolescents with celiac disease experience everyday life with the gluten-free diet.
Currently my teaching consists mainly of supervision and examination of student theses, food sociology and qualitative methods. Previously, I worked as a dietitian, mainly within primary care and pediatrics, and as a research assistant within the Västerbotten intervention project.Close