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Researchers and contacts

Child Rights Institute

The Child Rights Institute is coordinated by researchers at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Child Rights Institute is a network of researchers belonging to different disciplines and departments at Lund University, and practitioners and partners from a number of organisations. At the time being, the institute is not a research funded department within Lund University, but is based on a voluntary collaboration of researchers. The network hosts shared seminars and activates a couple of time each year in order to share and discuss research, and to investigate possibilities to develop shared interdisciplinary research projects.

International guest researchers cannot formally be connected to the Child Rights Institute, but are most welcome to contact the specific department at the University that they would like to visit.


Lina Ponnert, School of Social Work
+46 46-222 94 43
lina [dot] ponnert [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Anna Sonander, Sociology of Law
+46 46-222 69 35
anna [dot] sonander [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]sonander[at]soclaw[dot]lu[dot]se)


Faculty of Social Sciences
Kerstin Svensson, School of Social Work
Lina Ponnert, School of Social Work
Susanna Johansson, School of Social Work
Bodil Rasmusson, School of Social Work
Helene Hansen, School of Social Work
Maria Heintz, School of Social Work
Monica Larsson, School of Social Work
Per Wickenberg, Sociology of law
Anna Sonander, Sociology of law
Patrik Olsson, Sociology of law
Måns Svensson, Sociology of Law
Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sociology of law
Ulf Leo, Sociology of Law (also Umeå University)
Elia Psouni, Psychology
Gisela Priebe, Psychology
Helle Rydström, Gender Studies
Ann-Katrin Bäcklund, Human Geography
Johanna von Bahr, Political Science

Faculty of Law
Titti Mattsson, Juridicum, Lund University
Kristian Gustafsson, Juridicum, Lund University
Sacharias Votinius, Juridicum, Lund University
Ilhami Alkan Olsson, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Istanbul

Faculties of Humanities & Theology
Annika Andersson, Centre for Languages and Literature (LNU)
Sara Lenninger, Centre for Languages and Literature (HKR)
Therese Boje Mortensen, Human Rights (LU)
Anna Flyman Mattson, Swedish as second language (LU)

School of Economics and Management
Mikael Hellström, Business Administration
Ola Mattisson, Business Administration

Faculty of Medicine
Anna-Karin Dykes, Department of Health Sciences
Marie Köhler, Region Skåne and Faculty of Medicine
Louise Laurell, Region Skåne and Faculty of Medicine
Irén Tiberg, Department of Health Sciences
Vanja Berggren, Karolinska Institutet (previously at LU)
Angeline Eliasson, Forensic Medicine
Ann Elmqvist-Fridh, Region Skåne, Lekterapin
Jeanette Åkerström Kördel, Clinical Research Centre
Inger Kristensson Hallström, Department of Health Sciences
Anna Kristensson Ekwall, Health Sceiences
Lars Hagander, Medical and Health Sciences
Ardavan Khoshnood, Specialist in Emergency Medicine
Tobias Herder, Social Medicine and Global Health

Faculty of Engineering (LTH)
Maria Johansson, Environmental Psychology, Faculty of Engineering
Pimkamol Mattson, Environmental Psychology, Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Science
Johanna Alkan Olsson, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC)

Practitioners within the field of Child Rights
Emma Alfredsson, Lund University Commissioned Education, LUCE
Deana Nannskog Ekberg, Lund University Commissioned Education, LUCE
Charlotte Palmstierna, The Swedish Institute for Human Rights
Camilla Crefjärd, Bris – Children's Rights in Society,
Sandra Ammitzböll, Save the Children Sweden
Ingela Schånberg, Save the Children Sweden (Lund)
Martina Hibell, Barnfonden, Child Fund, Sweden
Lena Källström, Hässleholm municipality
Marie Carphammar Lundin, Simrishamn municipality
Ingela Sjöberg, Skåne Association of Local Authorities (Kommunförbundet Skåne)
Åsa Pahlmblad, City of Malmö
Pia Forsberg, City of Lund
Anneli Holmgren, City of Lund
Ingrid Plantin, Student Health in Lund
Johan Andersson, Child Protection Team
Mimi Petersen, Köbenhavns Professionshöjskole, Denmark
Emma Hevlund, IKEA Group