I have worked at Karlstad University since 2010, first within Political Science as part of the editorial team of the Cooperation and Conflict journal, and, alongside this, leading an INTERREG IVC project financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The overarching aim was to help regions of Europe share knowledge and transfer experience to improve regional policy. The project “Best Practice in Cluster Management” explored the theme of Barian Flow, and in particular attracting and maintaining Human and social capital in border regions.
Currently, and since 2012, I have worked within the Grants and Innovation Office with particular focus on Horizon 2020 and competence development for researchers and Quality Assurance of research applications. Here I bring my previous experience of attracting external funding and embedding research utilisation and impact by looking for spaces and approaches to bring theory and practice together. I work with my colleagues and with international partners ensuring we at Karlstad are as dynamic as possible in seeing the research and innovation landscape and its transitional context.