Marc Abrahams founded the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, to honor things that make people LAUGH, then THINK. Marc co-founded and edits the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR). He runs the Improbable Research podcast and web site improbable.com, and has written many books, and magazine and newspaper columns.
Marc Abrahams (TBC)
Emma Aby is a public relations officer at Forskning.se, which publishes research findings from Swedish educational and research institutions. The editorial team at Forskning.se also produces in-depth articles about topical subjects.
Axel Brechensbauer is a concept designer and comic artist. He works at Grow AB and is the author of “Saker vi skapar” (Kartago, 2019). He is co-creator of the “The Research Comic Group”.
Hanna Brogren is general secretary 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 government of Sweden. 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.
Sarah R Davies
Sarah R Davies is Professor of Technosciences, Materiality, & Digital Cultures at the University of Vienna’s Department of Science and Technology Studies. She has worked in the UK, US, Denmark, and Norway, and has published a number of books, including Hackerspaces (2017, Polity), Science Communication (2016, Palgrave, with Maja Horst), and Exploring Science Communication (2020, SAGE, with Ulrike Felt). She is a co-founder of the UK’s Science in Public conference series and sits on the scientific committee of the International Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology.
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 VD duties, Anders is also a concept developer for podcasts and radio. He produces Framåt Midnatt med Anna Ternheim radio series each summer.
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.
Maria Hagardt is international relations and communications manager at VA (Vetenskap & Allmänhet) and has considerable experience in international relations, science communication and public engagement. Maria works mainly in VA’s EU projects; ORION Open Science, BLOOM Bioeconomy and SciShops. Prior to joining VA she was at Vinnova and at the European Commission.
Johanna Hästö is an artist with experience of art education and curating. She works for the art promotion organisation Konstfrämjandet Uppland. Johanna takes the concept of the body of society as an artistic starting point, and is interested in deputising functions – what fills the void created by a lack or an absence. Rather than trying to solve problems, she prefers to investigate spaces where vulnerability and ability are closely linked.
Johan Jarnestad is an illustrator and journalist and was for several years part of Dagens Nyheter´s newsroom, where he served as an infographic artist, head of the graphics department and editor. In 2009, he started his own business, infographics.se, and has since used infographics to explain science in, for example, the magazine Forskning & Framsteg. He also illustrats the Nobel Posters.
Anna Jonsson is an Associate Professor at Lund University School of Economics and Management and a researcher at Score, which is part of Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics. She is co-creator of “The Research Comic Group”.
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.
Viveka Ljungström is a journalist and editor-in-chief of Forskning & Framsteg, which writes about peer-reviewed research findings and current research. The magazine was first published in 1966, and has headed in a more digital direction since Viveka came on board, including the use of short video narratives.
Maria Nöremark, PhD in veterinary epidemiology, works with research and expert advice at the National Veterinary Institute (SVA). Additionally, she works as a visual artist, educated at the Oslo National Academy of the arts. She has an interest in communication and her research about contagious animal diseases has also included questions related to communication.
Axel Pettersson works for Wikimedia Sverige. He works both with giving support to the volunteer community around the Wikimedia projects, and with training to the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector in how they can contribute with their expertise and collections and make their material more visible.
Eva Regårdh is an engineer and communications manager at the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF). She has a background in technology journalism, and has broadened SSF’s communication via social media, video content and explainer videos, alongside more traditional text and website communication.
Anders Sahlman is a popular and experienced presentation coach, coaching both researchers and TV stars. He has worked with research 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 Forskar Grand Prix competition, and has been a member of the jury for TV4’s Let’s Dance for three years.
Marcus du Sautoy (TBC)
Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician and Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. He has authored a number of popular science books.
Jannike Tillå, chief communications and business area officer responsible for outreach at The Swedish Internet Foundation. Jannike has a broad business background from different leading positions mainly in the media sector (ex. Spray, Aftonbladet, Bonnier AB and Coca-Cola). She has strong digital expertise in marketing, digital communications, digital business development, media- brand strategy, data, and analytics.
Lotta W Tomasson
Lotta W Tomasson is communications strategist and senior project manager at Public & Science, VA (Vetenskap & Allmänhet). In VA´s opinion Citizen Science, is a good way for researchers/academia and the surrounding community to meet in dialogue. Citizen Science can be of mutual benefit and increase confidence in and understanding of science in general.
Katrin Uba is Ass. Prof. at the Department of Government, Uppsala University and senior scholar at the Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. Her research focuses on protests and social movements’ impact on policies. She has just finished a collaborative European project on youth political activism and is now studying protests in Estonia and climate strikes in Sweden and beyond.
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.