Leif Berglund
Leif Berglund

Leif Berglund

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Human Work Sciences
Humans and Technology
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences
leif.berglund@ltu.se
+46 (0)920 493087
A146 Luleå

I work as a senior lecturer in Human Work Science at Luleå University of Technology. My dissertation was about validation of professional skills and skills in working life and I became a doctor in 2010. Since the dissertation, I have primarily worked as a teacher for sociologists. I have participated in a large number of both smaller and larger research assignments, mostly with a focus on youth, education and the labor market. At the moment I work in a project about contruction industry and occupational health services. 

Background

I started my academic career at the Sociology program at Luleå University of Technology in 2000 and completed my master's degree in 2004. I joined Luleå University of Technology in 2005 and became a PhD student in January 2006. In spring 2008 I took my licentiate degree and in spring 2010 I became a doctor. Since autumn 2010, I work as a researcher and now also as an associate professor at the Department of Economics, Technology and Society at LTU. I studied the subject of Work Science and looked at the validation of knowledge and skills gained in working life. My focus was on how the industry itself values ​​the skills and competences they have with their employees. After the dissertation, I have mainly worked as a teacher in the Sociology program, both basic courses in sociology and social psychology, but also quite a few courses in our two streams, Personnel and Administration, and Research. I have been involved in a quite large number of different research assignments of different kinds, both EU-financed and others. This has meant that I now have a broad experience in many areas, such as municipal activities, alcohol prevention, youth, urban construction, business and now the most recent construction industry where I supervise a PhD student. I have also been part of a knowledge compilation report for the Work Environment Authority. During the years I have participated in national networks regarding validation and have also published some work on validation. I'm also a part of the editorial board in the online magazine PLAIO, which deals exclusively with aspects of validation. I have been assigned as an occupational health officer at my institution and teaches in systematic work environment work, both in regular education programs, but also within internal BAM education.

Personal

I was born in 1959 and raised in the most beautiful town, Gammelstad, 10 km north of Luleå. A town that is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1996 because of the more than 400 red cottages that is surrounding the church. For the past 26 years I have been living in Piteå, 60 km south of Luleå. I have had a lot of different jobs in my life which have given me experience in quite different areas of working life. I consider myself as a restless person, who strongly disregards doing nothing and therefore constantly has projects of different kinds going on. Much of the time I spend at home with my family, nowadays only my wife Carina who works as a parish assistant. Our children Amanda and Aaron left the building (type). We have a great deal of involvement in the Swedish Church, and I work both ideally with choir singing and with different comissions in the chair. In my spare time I like to read, preach in churches, write, music and work at house and garden.

Leif Berglund
Camper – me and my wife’s new great passion!

Publications

Article in journal

The PLA Policy Situation in Sweden (2018)

Berglund. L
Prior Learning Assessment Inside Out, nr. 6
Report

Risker och säkerhetsarbete i byggbranschen (2017)

En kunskapssammanställning baserad på internationell forskning
Berglund. L, Johansson. J, Johansson. M, Nygren. M, Rask. K, Samuelsson. B, et al.
Report

Risker och säkerhetsarbete i byggbranschen (2017)

En kunskapssammanställning baserad på internationell forskning
Berglund. L, Johansson. J, Johansson. M, Nygren. M, Rask. k, Samuelsson. B, et al.
Conference paper

Competence (2013)

A challenging asset
Berglund. L
Paper presented at : Equality, Growth and Innovation - In Theory and Practice : 09/10/2013 - 10/10/2013
Conference paper

A model about the assessment of knowledge and skills at the workplace (2012)

Berglund. L
Paper presented at : International Labour Process Conference : 27/03/2012 - 29/03/2012