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Anders Nelson: New Head for the School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS)

Anders Nelson, Senior Lecturer in pedagogic studies has been appointed the new Head for the School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS). The pro-vice-chancellor Carina Ihlström Eriksson made the decision after the advisory election that had been implemented by the department.

"It will be incredibly exciting and I am looking forward to it. I see it as a major challenge. I have had many different jobs at the University which will obviously help me; however, I also realise that I have much to learn, as there are many complex tasks involved in this role", says Anders.

Research and teaching

Anders Nelson has worked at Halmstad University since 1995, working in various areas e.g. administrative as well as in research and teaching.

This past year he has been deputy-head of the School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS) as well as teaching and researching. His recent research project deals with student-learning in higher education

Resigns from position

Anders Nelson has been a member of the current Faculty Board (and former Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences) for four years and has also been a teacher-representative on the University Board since May 2010. Anders Nelson will resign from these positions when he starts his new job as Head of School.

The University Board will in the autumn conduct an election to find a suitable replacement.

Anders Nelson takes over his new position as Head of the School of Health and Society on 1 November 2011.

Text and photo: LINDA LUNDELL

Footnote: Anders Nelson received his doctorate in March 2002 on the dissertation "The massive children's room - theoretical and empirical studies of toys", at the teacher training college at Malmö University.

His research follows two different themes. The first theme involves the study of how toys and other cultural artifacts mediate children's way of playing. The second theme highlights learning in higher education with a focus on how students act in their studies and in their learning. Common to both themes is his interest for analysis relating to gender perspective.

Anders Nelson has been appointed the new Head for the Department of Social Health Sciences (HOS)

Updated 2011-09-20