I am a professor in Educational Work at Umeå University with a research orientation in education policy and comparative studies.
I am Professor of Educational Work in the Department of Applied Educational Science. I completed my doctorate degree as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, in 1999, after originally training as a primary school teacher in the Dimokritio University in Greece. I worked in the Universities of Keele (UK), and University of Macedonia (Greece) before coming to Sweden.
My research is concerned with the analysis of education policy at national and transnational levels, and in comparative studies:
2018-2021: Internationalising Higher Education: Challenges and opportunities for Universities and academics in Sweden (Vetenskapsrådet, Projektledare)
2019-01-01 till 2021-12-31: Going global: Swedish school companies and their international operations (Vetenskaprådet. Project leader: Linda Rönnberg)
2017-2019: Education transitions of Roma students in Sweden and Europe: Success against the odds (Umeå School of Education)
2015-2017: Higher Education Internationalisation and Mobility (Horizon 2020. The EU Programme for Research and innovation Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange. Project leader: Louise Morley)
2012-2015: Inclusive and Competitive? Working in the intersection between social inclusion and marketisation in upper secondary school. (Vetenskapsrådet. Project leader: Ulf Lundström)
Completed doctorate supervisions
Introduction to the Educational Sciences (Introduktion till det utbildningsvetenskapliga fältet) PhD course, 7.5 credits
Theories in Education Research (Teorier i utbildningsvetenskaplig forskning), PhD course, 7,5 credits
Education Policy and Practice in International Perspectives, Grundnivå/Magister, 7.5 hp
Since 2012, I am co-Editor of the journal Education Inquiry, an International, Peer-Reviewed, Open Access journal, published by the School of Education, Umeå University. I am also in the editorial board of two international journals: Research in Comparative and International Education, and Research in Education.
Since July 2018, I am responsible for the research area of Early Childhood Education and Care, and Leisure Time Centers.