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My teaching, supervision and research is focused on organising, organisations and governance, particularly within the context of sport, but also in the general working-life.
In 2015 I gained my Ph.D. from the Department of Education, Umeå University, and since 2016 I work as a senior lecturer at the department.
My reserach interest is in the processes that take place in the nexus between public sport policy and the norms, values and practices that characterize sport's internal organising and governance. The rationale for this interest is the consequences these processes have for what is considered legitimate sport activities and for patterns of power and influence within and outside sport. I am particularly focused on sport's own legitimacy making activities, for example the creation of 'alternative' sport activities, the politicis, policy and implementation of board gender quotas, strategic change, and public sport policy advocacy, and on the sport-internal and -external consequences of these activities.
At the moment, my reserach interests are explored in four research projects:
1. Gatekeeping sport governance: the (re)production of (mis)representation in board nomination processes
The purpose of the project is to create knowledge on how nomination committees' work impact on National Sport Organisations' board composition. The project is carried out together with Josef Fahlén and it is funded by the Swedish Reserach Council for Sport Science and Umeå School of Sport Sciences.
2. Exploring negotiations between member needs and external expectations in sport club boardrooms
The purpose of the poject is to create knowledge on how sport club boards create and negotiate meaning around the conflicting expectations that emanate from clubs' internal and external context. The project is carried out together with Josef Fahlén and it is funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science and Umeå School of Sport Sciences.
3. Legitimizing transformational change: sport consultants' role in the implementation of strategy 2025
The purpose of the project is to create knowledge on how sport development consultants legitimize the implementation of Strategy 2025 (Swedish organised sport's latest and wide-ranging strategic change) to sport clubs. The project is carried out together with Josef Fahlén and it is funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science and Umeå School of Sport Sciences.
4. Making the case for organized sport: the construction of legitimizing accounts in public sport policy advocacy processes
The purpose of the project is to create knowledge on how, why, and with what sport-internal transformative effects regional sport federations conducte public policy advocacy. The project is funded by the Swedish Reserach Council's international post-doc grant, which means that I live in New Zeland where i work at the Centre for Sport Policy and Politics, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Otago.
I teach courses on, for example, public sport policy, organisation theory, project mangement, human resource development, and qualitative reserach methods. I also supervise at the bachelor-, masters-, and PhD-levels.