Mathias Wullum NIELSEN

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Copenhagen - Denmark


Dr Nielsen is an associate professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a sociologist by training and holds a Ph.D. in social science from Aarhus University. His research focuses on gender in science, including how gender diversity is linked to knowledge outcomes. His Ph.D. dissertation, entitled New and Persistent Gender Equality Challenges in Academia was defended in 2015, after which he undertook postdoctoral research in Gendered Innovations at Stanford University.
He is currently a part of the European Commission’s Gendered Innovations 2 Expert Group.
Dr Nielsen has published numerous papers on the topic of gender in science, including pieces in Nature Human Behaviour, PNAS, and Research Policy.

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