Head of Team, Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida);
Chair, ESSENCE on Health Research;
Chair of the EDCTP Governing Board
I have, in different positions, had responsibility for support to research capacity strengthening
at Sida since 1999. This has included senior research officer for cooperation with Uganda,
and subsequently head of University Research Support.
I continued as head of team for
developing appropriate methods for improving research cooperation with Sida partner
My position at sida in 2012 is Senior Expert, Research cooperation. My interest in research
capacity extends beyond my profession to a passion and conviction that research capacity is
key for continued possibilities for countries to define and address their own questions.
Sida advocates collaboration and working with other funders and agencies of research.
that context I am the current Chairperson of ESSENCE of Health Research and of the
General Assembly of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
I am a member of the Steering committee of the Tanzanian COSTECH,
Netherlands research council NWO and Sida postdoctoral twinning programme, TASENE.
am on advisory boards of research networks funded by organisations other than Sida, whose
task is to improve research capacity such as Advisory Board of Makerere - Uganda Virus
Research Institute Research Training Programme in Infection and Immunity), THRiVE and
CARTA all funded by the Wellcome Trust.
I am an adjunct Professor of Parasitology at the Karolinska Institutet. I have supervised > 10