Peter Andréasson is Chief Press Officer and Deputy Communications Director at the Karolinska Institute. He has a background as a political scientist and journalist and has mainly worked on issues related to media relations, external analysis and crisis communication. Peter has also worked as a project manager on infection control issues at national level. He was previously Head of Unit and Press at the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and has also worked as an analyst as a member of Anders Tegnell’s staff at the Swedish Public Health Agency.
Gustav Bohlin is a Researcher at Vetenskap & Allmänhet and works mainly on VA’s studies and surveys. His doctoral thesis was on the didactics of the natural sciences and he has worked with, studied and taught science communication in various contexts.
Axel Brechensbauer is a Concept Designer and Comic Artist. He works at Grow AB and has recently produced a comic book called ‘Saker vi skapar’ (Things we create) (Kartago, 2019). Axel is also a co-founder of The Research Comic Group and co-author of the book ‘Kampen om Kunskap: Akademi och praktik’ (The Struggle for Knowledge: Academia and Practice).
Hanna Brogren is Secretary General and CEO of the Swedish Communication Association. Her extensive experience within communication includes working as Head of Communications for the city of Stockholm and the Swedish government. Since 2001, she has also been a member of the Club of Venice, which brings together leading communication specialists to discuss the EU’s overall strategic communication issues.
Anders Elfström is CEO and one of three co-founders of the production company Filt, which was established in 2002. Anders has a background in engineering and a keen interest in science and social issues. In addition to his CEO duties, Anders is also a concept developer for podcasts and radio.
Anna Maria Fleetwood
Anna Maria Fleetwood has almost twenty years of experience in communicating scientific results. She has been responsible for the Swedish Research Council’s strategic direction for communicating research and research findings, to ensure long-term acceptance and understanding of higher education and research. Anna Maria serves on a number of advisory boards and programme committees, both in Sweden and at EU level.
Anna Jonsson is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Lund University and a researcher at Score, which is part of Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University. She is co-founder of The Research Comic Group and co-author of the book ‘Kampen om Kunskap: Akademi och praktik’ (The Struggle for Knowledge: Academia and Practice).
Jonas Lindwall is Curator at the Royal Armoury, part of National Historical Museums. Since 2005, he has worked to develop the museum’s public and pedagogical operations, including activities relating to children, schools, and exhibitions. He is responsible for the museum’s Chivalry Club for children and social media content.
Amina Manzoor is a Medical Reporter at Dagens Nyheter and has received several awards for her journalism. She has been covering the corona pandemic since it began and is currently writing a book about pandemics.
Anders Sahlman is a popular and experienced presentation coach, coaching both researchers and TV stars. He has worked with science communication for more than 15 years, and has made TV appearances as both an actor and a stand-up comedian. He coaches participants in the Researchers’ Grand Prix competition and has been a member of the jury for TV4’s Let’s Dance for three years.
The Forum for Research Communication is organised by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, together with the Swedish Knowledge Foundation, Mistra, the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and Public & Science, in collaboration with the International Science Festival.