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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