Secretaries General

The Swedish Research Council has five individuals serving in the role of Secretary General. Each one has a high level of scientific expertise, contributing both knowledge and experience to the organisation.

The Secretaries General are part of the Swedish Research Council’s management team and are responsible for initiating, promoting and following up issues in their specific area. The Secretaries General are active researchers and, as a rule, are employed by the Swedish Research Council on a part-time basis for a maximum period of six years.

Each Secretary General is affiliated with one or more of our Scientific Councils, Councils or Committees, with responsibility for managing the cases dealt with there. In addition, there are one Deputy Secretaries General for development research. Artistic research has an associated Scientific Advisor.

Humanities and Social Sciences, Artistic Research

Stefan Svallfors, Secretary General
Maria Hellström Reimer, Scientific Advisor, with special responsibility for Artistic Research

Development Research‌

Erik Ahlgren, Deputy Secretary General 

Research Infrastructures

Björn Halleröd, Secretary General (until 31 October 2021)
Lisbeth Olsson will be the new secretary general for research infrastructures on 1 November 2021

Medicine and Health, Clinical Therapy Research and Clinical Studies

Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt, Secretary General

Natural and Engineering Sciences

Mattias Marklund, Secretary General

Educational Sciences

Jörgen Tholin, Secretary General (until 30 September 2021)
Camilla Bardel will be the new secretary general for educational sciences on 1 September 2021

PublISHED ON 29 May 2018

UpDATED ON 01 September 2021

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Contact

Contact scientific councils, councils and committees

sark@vr.se

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