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Lena Enqvist

LL.D. 2019 Umeå University



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Associate professor at Department of Law
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5, Umeå universitet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

LL.D 2019. Senior Lecturer specializing in Administrative Law. My areas of scholarly interest are administrative law, constitutional law, social security law, law and technology, medical/health law, privacy and access to information.

My present research covers the digitalization and automation of public sector services and decision-making. It also covers legal dimensions of cross-actor as well as cross-agency cooperation for return-to-work from the social security system. Other research areas of interest are also the interplay between administrative and constitutional law, as well as social security law from a rule-of law perspective.


Presently active as PI (2024-2028) in Legal Dimensions of Collaborative Rehabilitation - the role of Swedish Social Security, Employers, and Occupational Health in Enabling Return-to-Work for Employees with Mental Health Issues, financed by FORTE

Also presently active (2021-2025) within the project HYDE – Human agency and the rule of law in semi-automated decision-making systems, financed by The Swedish Research Council. 


I am currently co-supervising two doctoral candidate projects.



Editor at Förvaltningsrättslig tidskrift (Journal of Administrative law, est. 1938), http://www.forvaltningsrattslig.org/

Associate editor at the European Review of Digital Administration & Law, https://www.erdalreview.eu/

Affiliated with the Umeå Centre for Digital Social research, DIGSUM, https://www.umu.se/centrum-for-digital-samhallsforskning/ 

Affiliated with the TAIGA – Centre for Transdisciplinary AI, https://www.umu.se/en/centre-for-transdisciplinary-ai/



Public Digitali­sation in a legal perspective: status, challenges and opportunities for Nordic-Baltic cooperation, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers 2024 : 231-282
Enqvist, Lena
European Journal of Education
Vanhée, Loïs; Danielsson, Karin; Enqvist, Lena; et al.
Law, Innovation and Technology, Routledge 2023, Vol. 15, (2) : 508-535
Enqvist, Lena
The Rule of Law and Automated Decision-Making: Exploring Fundamentals of Algorithmic Governance, Cham: Springer 2023 : 147-178
Enqvist, Lena; Naarttijärvi, Markus
The 12th CNOW Workshop: Programme the 13th June
Nylén, Daniel; Enqvist, Lena
Information & communications technology law, Taylor & Francis Group 2022, Vol. 31, (1) : 123-153
Enarsson, Therese; Enqvist, Lena; Naarttijärvi, Markus
Nordic Journal of European Law, Lund University Open Access 2022, Vol. 5, (1) : 40-66
Enqvist, Lena; Litins'ka, Yana
Rättsstaten i den svenska förvaltningen: en forskningsantologi, Stockholm: Statskontoret 2022 : 217-249
Enqvist, Lena; Naarttijärvi, Markus
Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift, Det Nordiske Administrative Forbund (NAF) 2021, Vol. 98, (1) : 1-22
Börjesson, Angelica; Enqvist, Lena
Barnläkaren, Svenska barnläkarföreningen 2021, (5) : 12-13
Enqvist, Lena
Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, Visby: eddy.se AB 2021, (5) : 945-957
Enqvist, Lena
European Public Law, Kluwer Law International 2021, Vol. 27, (4) : 707-732
Enqvist, Lena; Naarttijärvi, Markus
Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, (4) : 713-720
Enqvist, Lena
Nordisk socialrättslig tidskrift, Santérus Academic Press Sweden 2020, (25-26) : 9-35
Enqvist, Lena; Mannelqvist, Ruth
Vänbok till Ulf Israelsson, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2020 : 75-90
Enqvist, Lena; Naarttijärvi, Markus
Jubileumsskrift till Juridiska institutionen 40 år, Umeå: Juridiska institutionen, Umeå universitet 2017 : 235-244
Mannelqvist, Ruth; Asplund, Ida; Enqvist, Lena
Juridisk Tidskrift, Stockholm: Juridiska fakulteten, Stockholms universitet 2013, Vol. 2013/14, (2) : 324-338
Mannelqvist, Ruth; Enqvist, Lena

My teaching mainly covers administrative law, social security law and medical/health law.