I manage national and multinational collaborations and funding calls for environmental, climate and sustainability research at Formas, the Swedish research council for sustainable development. I lead a global funding call on “Transdisciplinary research for ocean sustainability” for Belmont Forum in collaboration with Future Earth and JPI Oceans. I coordinate the Swedish membership in the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
From 2014 to 201,7 I served as Director of the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental System Services (SSEESS), a secretariat at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences whose mission was to increase Sweden’s involvement in international global change research programmes. Prior to that, I was involved in operational and strategic planning and international cooperation at the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat as Head of Unit and in other positions for more than a decade.
I have extensive experience in international relations, management, research funding, strategy development and analysis, as well as management of research infrastructures, polar expeditions, networks and programmes. I have a doctoral degree in zoology from Stockholm University and my areas of expertise are terrestrial ecology and conservation biology.
I have served on the Steering Committee of the Belmont Forum, as Chair of the Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO), on the Executive Committee of the European Polar Board (EPB), the Steering Group for the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III), the Organising Committee of the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS), and as national delegate to the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Board. I initiated the national Swedish researcher network Polarforum, was co-initiator of the Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium for Europe (ARICE), have led and planned many marine and terrestrial research expeditions both in the Arctic and Antarctica, and was co-leader of the European project SEFALO on conservation and research for the endangered Arctic fox population.