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Personal profile


Research interests and international collaboration

My research interests includes learning and social innovation in welfare services, democracy and forms of governance in human services, ethnographies and neoliberal practices in the public sector, social entrepreneurship, voluntary organizations and social enterprises and psychosocial theory and method. Recent publications focus on the current transformations and shifts of paradigms in welfare services focusing on a renewed discourse and practice of cocreation, coproduction and partnership.

My methodological research profile lies within the qualitative continuum such as in-depth hermeneutic interview analysis, ethnography and document analysis as well as psychosocial and psychoanalytic methods and interpretive practices.

I am part of several international and Nordic research networks as a a membership of the research network EMES directors board and as director of NOS Nordic Council research network on Coproduction in Nordic Welfare in Transformation.     

Teaching and supervision   

I give lectures and serve as thesis supervisor on several MA programs: Social Entrepreneurship and Management and Social Intervention as well as Master in Social Entrepreneurship. Further, I head the PhD School for People and Technology as well as supervise PhD fellows, and give PhD courses and seminars at national and Nordic universities.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Learning processes and subjectivity
  • Ethnography education
  • Learning & democracy in welfare institutions
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Social Entrepreneurship and social economy
  • Social innovation
  • Co-production and co-creation in welfare organisations
  • Civil Society and Social Movements
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy

Publication network

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