Formal Education

    1992: PhD in Political Science, Copenhagen University.
    1989: Cand.scient.pol (MA in Political Science and Public Administration), Copenhagen University
    Courses in didactics and distance learning.

Full-Time Jobs since 1989

  1. 2017- : Senior lecturer, Department of Social Work, UC Lillebælt.
  2. 2014-2017: Lecturer, Department of Social Work, UC Lillebælt.
  3. 2012-2013: Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Social Work, UC Lillebælt.
  4. 2008-2012: Associate Professor (as reseach fellow). Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark
  5. 2000-2008: Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Umeå University
  6. 1999-2000: Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, University College of Mid-Sweden (now: Mid-Sweden University), Östersund
  7. 1998-1999: Senior Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Thematic Studies, Section for Policial Science, Linköping University
  8. 1995-1996: Senior Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University
  9. 1994-1997: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University (on leave 1995-1996, see above)
  10. 1992-1993: Research Fellow, Department of Law, Copenhagen University
  11. 1989-1991: PhD-student, Department of Political Science, Copenhagen University (Supervisor: Professor Gunnar Sjöblom)

Other Work

  • 2007-2012 : Contributor to Economist Intelligence Unit
  • 1992-1994; 1997-1998: Part-time lecturer in political science, University of Copenhagen


I’ve been teaching at university level since 1992. Subjects include:

  • Swedish politics
  • Danish politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Policy analysis
  • Social and labour market policy
  • Vulnerable groups and people with disabilities in social work
  • Political theory
  • Methods, especially qualitative methods
  • Supervision of BA and MA theses

Organisational Work

  • 2014-2018: FORSA Danmark, member of the board
  • 1995-1997: DJØF, member of the sectorial committee for universities and research

Personal Research Grants

  • 1994: Carlsbergfondet – 3-year scholarship plus overhead for a project about the politician K.K. Steincke and his impact on Danish social policy during the inter-war era