I am Assistant Professor in the Division of Learning, Communication and IT, in the Department of Applied Information Technology
University of Gothenburg
SE-412 96 Göteborg
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4708-4048
My current research focuses on the use of technology to enhance new forms of scientific activities involving amateurs, such as, for example, hacker culture and citizen science. I place my current research on citizen science at the intersection of citizen science and information technologies. I have a specific interest on the influence of gamification on what citizens do in this type of activity.
In 2014, I completed an international post doc, funded by the Swedish Research Council, called “The Role of Open Models in Mutual Development in Non-Formal Education” (07/2012-06/2014). The aim was to study the application of open models, such as Open Source Software and Open Educational Resources (OER), in emerging practices conducted by non-formal educational organizations, such as the P2PU.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (LIS) from the University of Gothenburg, where I was advised by Prof. Diane Sonnenwald. During my doctoral studies I studied the notion of scientific collaboratory and my dissertation research examined how sociotechnical aspects of work organization influenced the initiation, development and conclusion of collaboration between LIS academics and professionals in distributed research projects.