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Department of Education


Ann-Louise Silfver, associate professor

I am a senior lecturer in Education. My main research  and teaching interests are global knowledge relations and gendered processes of socialisation in families and work life.

Ann-Marie Smeds, study administrator

Works 50% with administration of courses in pedagogy, Sport prog BIT-prog, internat. courses. Contact info can be found under the presentation below

Annika Johansson, gästlärare

I work as a Senior Lecturer and teach and research primarily in sport science. I also teach at the Basic Training Programme for Police Officers.

Björn Norlin, associate professor

Björn Norlin is Associate professor of History and Education. He is also Deputy Director of "The Postgraduate School of Educational sciences", School of Education, Umeå University.

Cecilia Stenling, associate professor

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. 

Christina Segerholm, professor

I was a pre-school teacher, and is now employed as a professor in education. My research interests are education policy and evaluation. I teach at all levels.

Daniel Sanden, financial coordinator
Eva Leffler, associate professor

I work as Associate professor at the Department of Education and teach and research primarily in school development.

Eva Silfver, professor

I am a professor of pedagogy with specialization in special education. My research interests mostly concern how power and power relations are expressed in education.

Frida Grimm, doctoral student

PhD student at the Department of Education. My research interest is ´teacher leadership´ with focus on Swedish ´first teachers´ and their leadership. 

Henrik Åström Elmersjö, associate professor

Associate professor in history and education.

Inger Eliasson, associate professor

I work as Associate Professor in Education. My research area - child and youth sport. I teach in sport programs (Sport Science Program and Physical Education programs) and in education.

Jenny Dufweke, study counsellor

I work as study counsellor at the Department of Education.

Johan Edin, doctoral student (absent)
Johan Hansson, associate professor
Johan Örestig, associate professor

Ph.D. in Sociology with a broad interest in Social Science and Social theory including health inequality, social movements and evolutionary theory.

Johanna Olsson, study administrator

I administrate courses at Umeå School of Education that the Departement offers. This includes registration of students and credits. Contact details under Presentation below. 

Josef Fahlen, associate professor

I work as Associate Professor at the Department of Education. In doing so, I teach undergraduate courses, supervise doctoral students and conduct research within sport pedagogy / sport management.

Karoline Schnaider, doctoral student

I will conduct my doctor's degree within the field of digital technologies in education in GRADE research school,

Kent Löfgren, associate professor

My name is Kent Löfgren and I work as a lecturer at the Department of Education.

Kim Wickman, associate professor

My interests are identity constructions and power relations within the field of sport and special education with particular reference to, ability, disability, gender and equality.

Lena Lejon, human resources coordinator
Limin Gu, associate professor

I am associate professor at the Department of Education. My main research interest is home-school collaboration and the use of ICT in different educational settings.

Lina Spjut, associate professor
Linda Johnson, administrative manager
Magnus Ferry, associate professor

I work as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Education. In doing so, I teach undergraduate courses, supervise doctoral students and conduct research within the fields of sport pedagogy.

Maria Lindfors, associate professor
Mikaela Nyroos, associate professor

I'm an associate professor in education with a broad educational and professional background: education policy, behavioural science, child and adolescent psychiatry, sports and health, maths.

Moa Eirell, administrator (absent)
Monica Liljeström, associate professor

I belong to the Educational Institution's Research Area Learning and ICT (LIKT) and my teaching assignments are currently mainly in courses in our online-based education.

Monika Diehl, associate professor
Ola Lindberg, professor

I work as professor in education. My main research area is learning and ICT.

Ola Lindberg, associate professor

I work as associate professor and as director of studies at the department. My research interests mostly concern professional learning and professional education.

Oscar Rantatalo, associate professor (absent)

I am an associate professor in education, with a special interest in working life, organizational education and policing

Peter Åström, associate professor
Sara Engvall, associate professor
Simon Wolming, associate professor

I work as an Associate Professor at the Department of Education. Currently I have a position as the Head of the department.

Staffan Karp, associate professor

I hold a position as Associate Professor in Education. My main research interests are socialization in sports for children and youth and inertia and change in sport systems and in the police.

Thomas Bäck, associate professor
Tomas Holmgren, lecturer

I mainly teach in courses within the Faculty of social sciences, and in addition, I have the position of Pedagogical leader.

Tor Söderström, professor

My research interests include learning and development in sports and computer simulation training and the development of professional knowledge in police education.


Torbjörn Lindmark, associate professor

I am appointed as excellent teacher and work as a educational leader at courses in teacher education. My research interests are within social science didactics and curriculum theory.

Tord Göran Olovsson, associate professor

I work as a teacher and researcher.  At the moment, my research interests mostly concern didactic issues in social studies, and assessment and grading in compulsory school.

Ulrika Haake, professor

Head of Umeå School of Sport Science, Director of doctoral studies in Education, Leads one of the research areas of the Department of Education: Leadership, Organization and Working Life (LOA).

Ulrika Sahlen, communications officer
Ulrika Widding, associate professor

I am Associate Professor. My research interests are norms and ideals associated to parenthood, family life and parenting support. Analytical tools are mainly from critical discursive psychology

Åsa Löfqvist, associate professor