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Unit of Police Work

The work of the (Swedish) Police is aimed at maintaining public order and security, promoting justice in society, and ensuring protection and service for the public. The Unit of Police Work contributes to this by training students to become professional police officers who act for a safer society, a development of the Swedish police and for lifelong self-learning.


Amanda Musco Eklund

I research on EU border control, automated systems and principles of the rule of law.

Anders Bek

Ph. D. in Science of Education, at the Department of applied educational science (TUV). "Excellent teacher" at Umeå university.

Anders Lundqvist
Annika Johansson

Senior Lecturer at the Unit of Police Work Unit, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Recognized and Distinguished teacher based on Umeå University's educational merit system

Arian Rostami

PhD in Public Health, PhD in Social Work

Postdoc at the Unit of Police Work

David Sjöberg

Associate professor, Ph.D. in pedagogy. "Excellent teacher" at Umeå University. Works mainly with research, teaching and pedagogical development.

Dzenan Sahovic

Dzenan Sahovic is Associate Professor in Political Science doing research on peace and security and teaching crisis management and peacebuilding. 

Elias Isaksson

Elias Isaksson is a postdoc in Political Science and is doing research on environmental and transport politics.

Erik Borglund
Isabelle Stjerna Doohan

Associate Professor in Police Work. Academic background in Disaster Medicine (PhD) and Crisis and Conflict Management (B.Sc., M.Sc.).

Jan Åström
Jenny Sundholm
Johanna Sundqvist
Jonas Hansson

Researcher and lecturer. Former police officer. Research and Science Correspondent CEPOL. Conference Director LEPH2023Umeå.  

Josefina Jarl
Lars-Erik Lauritz
Lena Landström

My research and teaching are mainly within criminal procedure and criminal justice, with particular focus on the legal responsibilities and powers of police officers and prosecutors.

Lisa Claar
Lovisa Björk
Marika Falk
Mattias Hjertstedt

My education and research concerns above all procedural law in general and coercive measures in particular.

Mehdi Ghazinour

Deputy Head and research leader. Participates in several research projects in police science with a focus on the police personality, stress, trauma and working environment.

Mia Lind
Miguel Inzunza
Mikael Emsing

Researcher and teacher at the Unit of Police Work at Umeå University. Phd in Public Health and Epidemiology. Former police and instructor in police conflict management. 


Mojgan Padyab

Mojgan Padyab is an associate professor (Docent) in social work and assistant director at CEDAR.

Monica Burman

My main fields of research and teaching is criminal law, men's violence against women and gender and law.

Petra Blomqvist
Pontus Bergh
Sarah Ericsson

PhD student in psychology in collaboration with the Police Education Unit. My project focuses on investigative interviewing where I study skills important to establishing communication and rapport.

Tove Wedin