Senior Lecturer, Associate professor in Food and Nutrition.
What I do at the department of food, nutrition and culinary science
I am deputy head of research at the department and contribute to teaching at the department's educations and as supervisor for doctoral students in postgraduate education.
My research is primarily focused on nutritional and social importance of food and meals for people in different groups and within the framework of the Swedish welfare system, preferably school meals.
I am currently supervising three PhD students. In a project entitled ‘A school lunch for everyone’, I am the main supervisor for Susanna Sandberg who is a doctoral student at the department. Susanna is also connected to The Graduate School in Educational Sciences at Umeå University. In another project at the department, ‘Dietitian online’, I am co-supervisor for Sarah Persson. I am also co-supervisor for Aleksandra Oravsky Sandström, at the Department of Food and Nutrition and Sport Science at the University of Gothenburg.
My teaching in recent years has focused on sociological and psychological aspects of food and meals. I am also a supervisor and examiner of theses on ground- and advanced level.
Feel free to talk to me about:
School meals and meal support within home care services for elderly people
I am a nutritionist and registered dietitian and have studied psychology for one year. Before my employment at Umeå University, I worked as a clinical dietitian, mainly in primary and pediatric care.
During the more than 20 years at the department, I have had assignments as head of department and program coordinator for the Dietitian Program. To a large extent, I have also been involved and responsible for program and course development. Over the years, I have contributed as a teacher on many of the department's courses and in all educational programs.