Jesper Dahl Kelstrup

Associate Professor, MSc (Political Science) & PhD

  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


Personal profile


My research focuses on European public policy with a special emphasis on evidence-based policy and think tanks. My research has been published in journals including Policy Sciences, Journal of Common Market Studies, Scandinavian Political Studies and “Politik” and in monographies and book chapters at Routledge, Edward Elgar and “Djøf Forlag”.

I studied political science at the University of Copenhagen (MA 2008) and worked as a civil servant for Copenhagen City and the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs (2008-2010). I hold a PhD from Roskilde University (2014).

Academic interests

  • Evidence-based policy
  • Policy capacity
  • Think tanks
  • Politisk interest representation 
  • European integration 
  • Mixed methods

PhD Supervision

Jonas Videbæk Jørgensen (2024): Evidence Utilisation in Ministries: Understanding Variation Between Danish Employment and Education Policy. Roskilde University. Main supervisor.

Gustav Egede Hansen (2023). The Different Consequences of In- and Outsourcing for Employees. Roskilde University.  Co-supervisor.


  • Public administration