Staff and Faculty

Umeå Institute of Design has around 40 employees, with different backgrounds and nationalities. In addition to the in-house team, we also have visiting teachers and tutors from all over the world. 


Emma Rehn
Service assistant
E-mail
090-786 99 86
073-620 53 80


Aditya Pawar
Doctoral student
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 88 36


Adrian Löwander
Department administrator
E-mail
+46 90 786 51 60


Aina Nilsson Ström
Professor of practice
E-mail


Ambra Trotto
Associate Professor
E-mail


Anders Hellström
House technician / Caretaker
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 94
+46 73 620 51 94


Andrea Alessandrini
Associate Professor
E-mail
+46 90 786 73 58


Anja Neidhardt
Doctoral student
E-mail
+46 90 7867001
+46 90 7867001


Birgitta Sundberg
Coordinator for education
E-mail
+46 90 786 96 14


Brendon Clark
Associate Professor in Design Anthropology, Director of doctoral studies
E-mail
+46 090 786 6354


Catharina Henje
Lecturer interaction design, doctoral student.
E-mail
+46 90 786 74 60
+46 70 308 92 66


Christoffel Kuenen
Lecturer interaction design, Programme Director for Master's Programme in Interaction Design IxD
E-mail
+46 90 786 56 30
+46 70 338 51 44


Corné de Beer
Financial Administrator
E-mail
+46 90 786 56 76


David Risberg
Research engineer
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 63 88


Demian Horst
Director of Strategic Collaboration, Programme Director for Master's in Transportation Design
E-mail
+46 90 786 97 82
+46 70 293 16 50


Elin Kolterjahn
Coordinator for visual communication
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 12


Elisa Giaccardi
Guest Professor
E-mail
+31 (0)15 278 9223


Erik Stolterman
Professor interaction design
E-mail


Eva-Lena Bäckström
Lecturer industrial design
E-mail


Fredrik Holmgren
Technician
E-mail
090-786 74 01


Heather Wiltse
Associate Professor
E-mail
+46 90 786 88 39


Ingemar Larsson
Adjunct lecturer in communication design
E-mail
+46 90 786 68 53


Jamer Hunt
Guest professor
E-mail


Jennie Vänman
Service assistant
E-mail
090-786 58 00
073-620 53 80


Jens Persson
Communications Officer
E-mail
+46 90 786 50 63


Jerry Jonsson
Goods Delivery
E-mail
090-786 88 68
072-526 12 66


Johan Gustafsson
Adjunct lecturer in model techniques
E-mail


Johan Redström
Professor
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 89
+46 72 513 61 90


Jonas Sandström
Associate Professor industrial design
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 62 56


Kristina Hellman
Administrator
E-mail
+46 90-786 94 54


Lars Byström
Technician
E-mail
+46 90 786 96 44


Lars Johansson
Lecturer industrial design
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 31


Linda Bogren
Lecturer & Representative in the group for equal opportunities
E-mail
+46 90 786 68 79
+46 70 282 51 65


Linda Bresäter
Acting Head of Department & Lecturer in Service Design
E-mail
+46 90 786 88 19
+46 720 852 790


Maria Göransdotter
Lecturer in design history and theory
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 36


Marije de Haas
Lecturer information design
E-mail
+46 90 786 68 27
+46 70 217 41 04


Monica Lindh Karlsson
Associate Professor, doctoral student
E-mail
+46 90 786 55 62


Morteza Abdipour
PhLic student
E-mail
076-584 58 67


Nicholas Baroncelli Torretta
Doctoral student
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 98


Niklas Andersson
Lecturer in design
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 34
+46 70 667 08 63


Oscar Björk
Deputy Head of Department & Course Responsible IDI
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 93


Patrik Mattsson
Lecturer 3D techniques
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 90


Peder Fällefors
IT support / on leave
E-mail
+ 46 90 786 76 92
+46 73 620 50 92


Per Sihlén
Lecturer, Programme director bachelor programme
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 67
+46 70 350 04 45


Peter Lundholm
Lecturer graphics, flash and sound
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 37


Rickard Åström
Research engineer, Interaction lab
E-mail
+46 90 786 70 71
+46 72 714 70 71


Sabrina Hauser
Post doctoral fellow
E-mail
+46 90 7866382


Sara Eriksson
On leave / Human Resources Administrator & International Coordinator
E-mail
+46 90 786 69 96


Suzanne Brink
Guest doctoral student
E-mail
+46 90 786 72 99
+46 70 78 714 78


Sven-Erik Hilberer
IT support
E-mail
+46 90 786 76 77
+46 70 654 72 28


Therése Stark
HR Coordinator (50%)
E-mail
+46 907865803
+46 907865803


Thomas Degn
Associate Professor, Programme Director for Master's Programme in Advanced Product Design
E-mail
+46 90 786 77 41


Tomas Lindehell
Lecturer, CAID
E-mail
+46 90 786 93 61
+46 70 212 87 70


Viola Hakkarainen
Guest doctoral student
E-mail


Xaviera Sànchez de la Barquera Estrada
Doctoral Student
E-mail
090-7869374


Ylva Fernaeus
Associate Professor
E-mail
+46 90 786 80 70


  • Roles at UID

    Head of Department: 
    Role currently vacant

    Assistant Head of Department:
    Oscar Björk

    Director of Strategic Collaboration: 
    Demian Horst

    Acting Head of Department / Director of Studies:
    Linda Bresäter

    Director of PhD Studies:
    Brendon Clark

    Work environment representative:
    Role currently vacant

    Dep. Work env. representative:
    Role currently vacant

    Equal opportunities representative:
    Linda Bogren & Oscar Björk

    Fire safety officer:
    Lars Johansson

  • Professors emeriti

    Bengt Palmgren
    Professor emeritus
    Rector 1989-2009
    E-mail

    Mike Stott
    Professor emeritus
    Programme director IxD 1996-2009
    E-mail

    Pete Avondoglio
    Professor emeritus
    Programme director APD 1996-2009
    +4540458808
    E-mail

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