I have been working at VA since 2017. My main tasks here are surveys and study-related activities of both qualitative and quantitative nature relating to science communication, public engagement and open science. Previously, I have a PhD in science education from Linköping University and an MSc in biomedical sciences from Karolinska Institutet. Before joining VA, I have also worked with science centers (exhibition design, project management and program activities) and web-based education platforms for science teachers and pupils.
WHY AM I INTERESTED IN RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION:
My interest in RRI started around 2015 when I was engaged in the EU-project Sparks. A number of experiences later from working in different parts of the research sector has made me firmly convinced of the advantages with a continuous dialogue between research, innovation and society. While RRI covers several different issues and could be hard to conceptualise and put to use for someone who has just heard of the term, the components are truly important and crucial for a more democratic and responsible handling of the questions that are addressed by research. I am also very interested in the applicability of RRI in acute situations such as the present pandemic.
WHAT DO I HOPE TO LEARN / CONTRIBUTE AS COUNTRY CORRESPONDENT:
Besides personal contributions such as widening my own understanding of how RRI could be more efficiently monitored and stimulated, I hope to contribute to the overall goals of the project and to inspire discussion about the project and RRI governance in Sweden. I am also looking forward to meeting colleagues and learning from the results coming from correspondents throughout Europe.