Forte has appointed a program committee and an advisory board to the national programme for applied welfare research, which in various ways supports Forte in working with the program. On this page you can see the organizations and members included in the groups.

Programme committee

Forte has established a programme committee with representatives from the Swedish Research Council and Formas. The Committee assist Forte in the implementation of the program.

The programme committee includes:

  • Maria Nilsson, Head of Unit for Register-based Research

    Swedish Research Council

  • Hanna Ridefelt, Senior Research Officer


  • Isabelle Carnlöf, Programme Manager, Applied Welfare Research (Convener)


  • Staffan Arvidsson, Assistant Programme Manager, Applied Welfare Research


  • Teresia Weinberg, Senior Research Officer, Applied Welfare Research


Advisory board

The advisory board contributes, among other things, with knowledge of the conditions and needs of social services and users, as well as knowledge of the research area. Forte is the convener of the group.

The advisory board includes: 

  • Conny Allaskog, Member of the board

    The Swedish Partnership for Mental Health (NSPH)

  • Camilla Blomqvist, District Director

    Norra Hisingen, Gothenburg

  • Mike Fisher, Professor of Evidence-Based Social Work

    University of Bedfordshire, UK

  • Ilse Julkunen, Professor of practice research in social work

    University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Anneli Jäderland, Administrative Officer

    Department for health and social care, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)

  • Truls Neubeck, Executive Director

    Ideell Arena

  • Terje Ogden, Senior Researcher

    The Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development (NUBU), Norway

  • Jenny Rehnman, Head of Department

    Department for Knowledge-Based Policy of Social Services,
    National Board of Health and Welfare

  • Sofia Tranæus, Head of Department

    Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU)

  • Magnus Wallinder, Director of social welfare
    Staffan Näslund, Social services manager

    Ljungby municipality

    Skellefteå municipality (substitute for Magnus Wallinder)