In previous years, Åsa has served as SEI’s Capacity Development Director (Sept 2016 – Dec 2018) and theme leader of the global SEI research theme Transforming Governance (2010-2015).
She spent over six years as affiliated researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (2008-2014), which included a co-leader role of the Stewardship theme; and of two previous research themes, on Adaptive Governance of Social-Ecological Systems; and Knowledge Management, Learning and Social Networks.
Åsa has led SEI’s work on a number of larger projects and programmes such as the Mistra-SWECIA programme on Climate, Impacts and Adaptation (2008-2015) and the European Commission funded projects Urban Lifestyles, Sustainability and Integrated Environmental Assessment (ULYSSES) (1996-1999) and Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (MATISSE) (2005-2008).
She was contributing author of the Global Environment Outlook 5 report, Working Group 4 (2011-2012); has served on the Advisory Committee of the Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Unit (ESRC), Ontario, Canada (2011 – 2016) and has acted as SEI representative on the Swedish government-led Programme Council of the Swedish National Forest Programme (2014-2015).
Åsa holds a PhD in Sociology from University of York, UK.
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