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"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.
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
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
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.