The Board of Directors

The composition of the Board of Directors of the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science is determined in accordance with regulation 2009:1 226 in which paragraph 2 reads as follows:

“The Research Council is led by a Board of Directors which shall consist of a President and 13 other members. The President is appointed by the government. With regard to members of the Board, the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences shall appoint one member, the Swedish Sports Confederation two members and the following institutions of higher education two members each:

  • Lund University, after consultation with Malmö University and Linnaeus University,
  • Gothenburg University, after consultation with Karlstad University and Halmstad University,
  • Karolinska Institutet, after consultation with the Stockholm University,
  • Örebro University, after consultation with Uppsala University and Linköping University,
  • Umeå University, after consultation with Mid Sweden University, Luleå University of Technology and Dalarna University.

All members shall be appointed for a maximum period of three years. For each member except the President there must be a substitute member. The substitute member shall be chosen in the same way and for the same period as the member. The Board of Directors shall appoint a Vice President from among its members.”

The composition of the Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020

Susanna Hedenborg (Chairperson)
Professor of Sport Sciences
Malmö University

Karin Redelius
Professor of Education
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

Urban Johnson
Professor of Psychology
Halmstad University

Johnny Wijk
Professor of History
Stockholm University

Tor Söderström
Professor of Education
Umeå University

Natalie Barker-Ruchti
Associate professor of Sport Sciences
Örebro University

Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
Professor of obstetrics and gynecology, in particular of reproductive medicine
Karolinska Institute

Jan Lexell
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Lund university

Marie Alricsson
Professor of Sport Sciences
Linné University

Joanna Kvist
Professor of Physiotherapy
Linköping University

Daniel Arvidsson
Associate Professor in Public Health
Gothenburg University

Susanne Erlandsson
Swedish Sports Confederation

Peter Mattsson
Swedish Sports Confederation