The term of office for the Centre for Social Risk research (CSR) board expired 31 December 2022 and acting Vice-Chancellor Margareta Friman has decided on a new board. The current term started 9 February and ends 31 December 2025.
The new board comprises both external board members as well as representatives from Karlstad University. The board aims to disseminate knowledge, establish networks and promote research and development in line with the established CSR strategy. The board shall also contribute analysis and advice that benefit the organisation.
External board members:
Monika Bubbholz, municipal commissioner, Karlstad municipality Chair.
Maria Krafft, goal director, Trafikverket
Anna Blomqvist, climate change adjustment expert, SMHI
Mette Lindahl Olsson, head of unit, MSB
Johan Quist, Karlstad University (business administration, CTF, CEO of Samhällsnytta AB)
Leif Gustavsson, contingency director, Värmland’s County Administrative Board
Mattias Larsson, head of emergency services, Arvika municipality and Bergslagen
Margaretha Wahlström, Red Cross and formerly UNDPR
Fredrik Bynander, director of the Centre for Societal Security
Michaela Padden, doctoral student representative – appointed by the Graduate Student Association
CSR conducts research about the community’s understanding and management of risks in a world where risk and security issues are becoming increasingly complex and vital to society. The board has an important function and is a good platform for discussing issues related to the future development of both the research field and CSR.
– The board has a broad professional and thematic expertise, which well be immensely beneficial over the next three years, says Johanna Gustavsson, director of CSR.