Lise Drewes

Lise Drewes

  • Universitetsvej 1, 10.1

    DK-4000 Roskilde


Personal profile


Research areas

Mobililty, transport, environment and modernity

Every day life, working life and time

Volatile, fluid and flexible organisations, sustainability and work environment

Knowledge production and methodologies

Qualitative research

Action- and interaction research  


Curriculum vitae


Adress: Galgebakken Over 10/4a, DK-2620 Albertslund

Phone: 43622180/25373175

E mail:



1974               Mag. scient. soc. Institute of Sociology, Copenhagen University, 1974


1975-77          Research fellow, Institute of Sociology, Copenhagen University

1977-85          Senior Researcher, Institute of Technology, Tåstrup

1985-99          Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen     Business School

1999- 2001      Assistent Professor, Roskilde university

2001-now       Professor in Social Science with focus on Transport end Environment, Roskilde University                                         

Research Projects external funded (latest years):

1998-00          Project manager:' The flexibility of Transport Companies' [Transportvirksomheders fleksibilitet]. The Danish Transport Council. 

2000-05          Project manager: 'Future Transport Concepts' ['Udvikling af fremtidens transportkoncepter' ]. Ministry of Commerce.

2001-nu          Project manager: 'Centre of Logistics and Transport'. Social and Natural Science Councils.

1999-nu          Manager of Flux- Centre of Transport RUC (together with Per Homann Jespersen).

2005- now      Project Manager: ‘Fluid and volatile relations in work' [Flygtige og grænseløse relationer i arbejdet'] The Working Environment Fund.

 Supervisor for phd students and associated professors:

I have been supervisor for 14 phd students and 6 associate professors at CBS and RUC.

Arranged several phd courses (also international) around topics like: Qualitative methods and Mobility Studies.

Editor and referee :

Editor Journals: acta sociologica, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Dansk Sociologi

Referee: National Research Councils in Italy and Norway

Member of scientific Board:

2001-now       Member of scientific board, The Working Environment Fund.                                        


2006               Awarded (as the first) The Danish Transport Researcher Award, Hedorfs Fond.  


Number of publications: Totally 156, 33 peer reviewed articles

Few Selected Publications (2005-  ):

Drewes Nielsen, Lise (2005): ‘Reflexive Mobility - A Critical and Action Oriented Perspective on Transport Research', in Thyra Uth Thomsen, Lise Drewes Nielsen and Henrik Gudmundsson (eds): Social Perspectives on mobility, Ashgate

Drewes Nielsen, Lise & Henrik Gudmundsson & Thyra Uth Thomsen (2005): ‘Mobility Research - A Growing Field of Social Enquiry', in Thyra Uth Thomsen, Lise Drewes Nielsen and Henrik Gudmundsson (eds): Social Perspectives on mobility, Ashgate

Per Homann Jespersen and Lise Drewes Nielsen (2005): ‘Involving freight transport actors in production of knowledge - Experience with future workshop methodology', in Thyra Uth Thomsen, Lise Drewes Nielsen and Henrik Gudmundsson (eds): Social Perspectives on mobility, Ashgate

Drewes Nielsen, Lise (2006): ‘The methods and Implication of Action Research' in Aagaard Nielsen & Svensson (Eds.): Action Research and Interactive Research. Shaker Publishing, Maastricht.




Mobility, city and environemnt

Mobility and modernity

Critical mobility research

Fluid, volatile and flexible organisations

Every day life, gender and time

Planning and production of knowledge

Qualitative research

Action research

Problem orientated project design


  • Labour market
  • Working life
  • Work environment
  • Flexible ways of wage earning
  • Environment, Energy, Nature, Resources
  • Sustainable development
  • Industrial production and environment
  • Participatory environmental & development planning
  • Scenario techniques
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Mobility
  • Mobility, Everyday life, Freedom, Risks
  • Traffic planning
  • Traffic policy
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy
  • Action research
  • Research methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • Urban life
  • Urban development
  • Space and place

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