Linda Lundgaard Andersen
  • Universitetsvej 1, 03.1-NW

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Curriculum Vitae                                                      Linda Lundgaard Andersen


Linda Lundgaard Andersen, professor, phd

Head of Phd School for People and Technology

Co-director, Centre for Social Entrepreneurhsip

Department of People and Technology

Roskilde University, DK - 4000 Roskilde


University Positions

2016-      Phd-school director, Phd school for People and Technology, Roskilde University (125 stud)

2011-      Visiting Professor, Dept. Of Health and Faculty of Humanities, Stavanger University, NO

2011-12  Visiting Professor, Dept. Of Urban Studies, Malmø University, SE

2011-      Professor in Learning, Evaluation and Social Innovation, Roskilde University

2008-      Head of PhD School of Lifelong Learning and Social Psychology of Everyday Life, Roskilde University

2007-      Director, Centre of Social Entrepreneurship, Roskilde University, co-director from 2015 2007- Head of Graduate School of Lifelong Learning, Roskilde University


Selected research grants and principal investigator

2016       Principial organizer and research partner in Norwegian R&D on cocreation and social innovation in Norwegian municipalities with Højskolen i Sørøst Norge, SoCentral, KORA and Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Roskilde University

2016       Research inquiry of infrastructure and cross-setting actor’s bidrag til voluntary social work with KORA and Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Roskilde University, financed by the  Social Ministry

2016 -     External research review member for the Norwegian Research Council: Program: Health, Care and Welfare Services Research

2015       Funding for 2 phd stipends: PhD-school of Lifelong Learning and Socialpsychology of Everyday Life from the PhD Council for Schoole and Educatinal Research, Science Ministry

2014        Nominated member of the PhD Research Council for Educational Research at the Ministry of Science

2014       Nominated as Roskilde University member of the bibliometric task force group:  Pedagogy and Educational Research at the Ministry of Science

2013       Award Winner: Roskilde University’s research award of social entrepreneurship and social innovation

2012-14  Research director: NEO – a research and development funding from European Union Social Fond adressing cross sectorial interventions for young unemployed in collaboration with NGO: Askovfonden, Furoboda, Skåne and Malmø University, SE  

2012-15  3 year research funding from the Social Ministry for ‘Micro-innovation in social and health care in DK’ 

2012-15  Research Program Director of DICCO, The innovative civic society: social entrepreneurship, social innovation and coproduction funded by Social Ministry

2012       3 year Ph.D grant for Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Graduate School from the Social Ministry Research foundation

2011       4 year research grant for the Centre of Social Entrepreneurship from the Danish Government’s Social Policy foundation

2010-        Research program director for a 3 year NordForsk grant for a Nordic research network on social entrepreneurship with   participation from 50 junior and senior researchers  

2010         Grant for international professor affiliated with RUC from the Foundation of Entrepreneurship

2010       Graduate school grant of 3 PhD stipends for the PhD-School from the Danish Council of Independent Research

2008       Principal investigator of a case study inquiry of the municipalities’ collaboration with voluntary social organizations financed by the Danish Welfare Ministry

2008       2 year grant from the Danish Council of Independent Research: New learning processes in voluntary organisations

2008       2 year research grant: Youngster’s social problems funded by the National Board of Social Services with Bispebjerg Psychiatric Centre, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Århus University, Dept. of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark

2007       Principal investigator of case studies of voluntary social organisations funded by the Danish Welfare Ministry

2005-08  Research co-director of REBUS, a study of interventions towards exposed young people, The Strategic Welfare Research Programme, Ministry of Social Affairs

1984-2006 Principal investigator of 15 research grants, of which 4 were Independent Research Council Grants and a grant for a Visiting Fellowship at Cornell University, New York


Graduate School, Doctoral Work and PhD Committees - 1991-2019

  • Supervision of 20 doctoral students of which 14 has completed their PhD thesis
  • PhD Committee chairing and external examination of 13 PhD thesis at the Danish University of Education, Copenhagen University, the University of Southern Denmark, Lund’s University 


Editorial Work

2013-15  Nordic anthology: The Nordics: a rich tapestry of social entrepreneurship and social enterprises. Co-editors:  Malin Gawell, ESBRI, SE and prof Roger Spear, Open University, UK

2013      Journal of Research Pratice Best Reviewer Award, 2012 awarded by The JRP editorial team

2011-12  Special Issue: New approaches in psychodynamic research i online tidsskriftet Journal for Research Practice, with professor and director Stephen Soldz, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalyses

2010 -11 Editor of special issue: Social work, health care and Welfare undergoing transformation in Scandinavia i Journal of Social Work Practice, Routledge with professor Betina Dybbroe

2015 -     Editor of Volume 1: The Social in the Subject/The Subject in the Social: Interrogating Psychosocial Research. Volumes 2: Work, Welfare and Public Services in Transition: Psychosocial Approaches. Forthcoming on Policy Press

2009       Co-Editor: Anthology: Social entreprenørskab – with prof. Lars Hulgård og Torben Bager, University Press of Southern Denmark

2007 -     Corresponding Editor at Journal of Social Work Practice, Routledge


Publications in summary

151 publications, including 20 monographies, three in English, 53 reviewed articles to national and international peer reviewed journals and edited books 




  • Education, Learning, Training
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  • Ethnography education
  • Learning & self-management in welfare institutions
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Learning & self-management in welfare institutions
  • Theory of science, History and sociology of science, knowledge and technology, Research policy

Publication network

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