Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate degree

• 1989: Cambridge University: Natural Sciences (Geology): BA 2-1 Honours


PhD degree

• 1993: Edinburgh University: Geology/Metamorphic Petrology “Petrological, geochemical and field studies of fluid infiltration during regional metamorphism of the Dalradian of the SW Scottish Highlands” .


Post-doctoral fellowships

• 1992–1997: Edinburgh University: NERC postdoctoral fellow
• 1998–1999: Ocean Drilling Program, shipboard and shore-based scientist
• 1999–2000: Uppsala University: EU Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow.



• Sep. 2001: Promoted directly to Professor of Geochemistry and Petrology, Stockholm University.


Current position

• Director of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (since Jan. 2013)
• Director of the Research School focusing on Natural Hazards (since Sep. 2012)
• PI for the SGU financed project “Metamorphic Map of Sweden (since Jan. 2011)
• Head of Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden (Jan. 2004–Jun. 2012)
• Professor of Geochemistry and Petrology at the Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden (since Sep. 2001).


Previous positions

• Jan. 2001–Aug. 2001: Museum of Evolution, Uppsala: Science Communicator.


Parental leave

• 2002–2006: A total of 7.2 months.


Completed PhD/studentships (main supervisor)

• 2011: Lic. Niklas Wästeby (licentiate / research school for teachers) “Correlation of hydrochemical changes in groundwater and mineralization sequences along fractures from Húsavík-Flatey Fault, Iceland”
• 2007: Dr. Lillemor Claesson “Fluid-rock interaction in two seismically active areas: The Tjörnes Fracture Zone, northern Iceland and the Shillong Plateau, northeastern India” o Award: “Naturvetarpriset 2008” for “bästa doktorsavhandling 2007”
• 2006: Dr. Anna Engström “Deformation and fluid-flow in magma-poor margins: A study of the Tasna Ocean-Continent transition, SE Switzerland”
• 2005: Dr. Jaana Vuorinen “The Alnö alkaline complex, Sweden: constraints on the genesis of alkaline silicate rocks and carbonatites”.


Ongoing PhD/studentships (main supervisor)

• Barbara Kleine (planned defense: November 2015) “How do metamorphic fluids get in to rocks?”
• Alexander Lewerentz (planned defense: September 2017) “How does metamorphic carbon influence long term climate variability??”
• Anna-Therese Winblad (Licentiand / research school for teachers) “Preparation before and rehabilitation after a natural disaster for school children”
• Margareta Andrén (Licentiand / research school for teachers) “Coupling between earthquakes and groundwater chemistry on northern Iceland”
• Linda Ericsson (Licentiand / research school for teachers) “Using amateur videos to reconstruct coastal impacts of the 2004 and 2011 tsunamis” .


Postdoctoral researchers

• 2013–2015: Gabrielle Stockmann “Fluid-rock interaction in geological processes”
• 2011–2013: Zhihong Zhao “Reactive transport modeling of metamorphic carbon flux rates”.


Current external research financing
• 2013–2015: Bolin Centre for Climate Research: 1.4 MSEK
• 2012–2015: VR project grant: 2.0 MSEK
• 2012–2014: VR research school for teachers: 8.9 MSEK
• 2011–2013: Bolin Centre for Climate Research: 1.2 MSEK
• 2011–2013: Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning: 1.0 MSEK
• 2010–2014: Navarino Environmental Observatory: 1.1 MSEK
• 2010–2012: EU (DeltaMIN): 1.3 MSEK.


Academic responsibilities

• Editorial board, Journal of Petrology
• Reviewer for a number of major international journals including Nature, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geology and Journal of Petrology.



• Winner of the pedagogic prize for Stockholm University’s Faculty of Science, 2013
• In addition to traditional campus teaching, I have built and lead the highly successful distance learning platform: Tellus ( This platform hosts courses totaling 150 ECTS credits, which are read by over 200 students annually.


Science communication

• I participate actively in the highly successful program of evening courses which are hosted by the Department of Geological Sciences. My main contribution is the evening course: “Earthquakes” which attracts 30–50 students annually
• I have created science communication activities: “World Jigsaw” – a hands-on puzzle used to convey plate tectonics to children aged 10–12 and “Time Train” – an interactive stage play used to convey geological time to children aged 5–9. These activities are used annually at the Gothenburg Science Festival and Geology Day
• I was “Årets Geolog” in 2004 for communicating geology to society.



• In my role as Head of Department (2004–2012), I played a central role in coordinating the move of four departments to the Geosciences Building. This co-localization of Environmental Science, Human Geography, Physical Geography and Quaternary Science, and Geological Sciences has contributed towards creating a dynamic centre for research and teaching in Earth and Environmental Sciences
• I have led the Department of Geological Sciences to become one of the fastest growing departments at Stockholm University in terms of research (from 14 to 22 academic staff members in 5 years), teaching (from 60 to 230 FTEs (HÅP) in 5 years), and economy (from a balance of -6 MSEK to +19 MSEK in 5 years).