Valmynd Leit

Employees

Employees

Education

Year Degree Institution
2016 MA Sociology University of Iceland
2012 BA Sociology University of Iceland
2005 Upper secondary education (field of sociology) Borgarholtsskóli Junior College

 Experience

  • Researcher at RHA since 2016
  • Project manager at Social Science Research Institute (University of Iceland) 2013-2014
  • Research assistant of professor Jón Gunnar Bernburg 2012-2014

Fields of interest

  • Research in sociology
  • Public health/sports
Year Education Educational Institute
2013 MSc. Political Science Stockholms Universitet
2011 Diploma  Public Administration University of Iceland
2005 B.A. Political Science University of Iceland
2000 Upper Secondary Education Akureyri Comprehensive College


Professional Experience

  • Specialist at RHA from 2015
  • Adviser at the Directorate of Labour in 2006-2011 and from 2014
  • Various specialized projects and consultations, especially labour market related 2014-2015.
  • Trainee at the Icelandic Embassy in Sweden 2013

Areas of Interest

  • The Labour Market
  • Research in Political Science
Education 
Year  Degree Educational Institute
1998 PhD. Immunology Karolinska Institute 
1994 MSc. Immunology Karolinska Institute
1989 BSc. Molecular biology and Immunology Vårdhögskolan, Stockholm
1984 BMA  Biomedical Scientist Vårdhögskolan, Stockholm
1979 Upper secondary education (field of social science and humanities) Nynäshamns Gymnasieskola
 
Professional Experience
Senior Researcher Genetics of Inflammatory and respiratory diseases  deCODE Genetics 1998-2010
Research assistant at the department of Biology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome 1992-1995
Research assistant, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institute 1991-1998
Biomedical Scientist at the Institute of Immunology, Karolinska Institute  1984-1989 
 
Field of interests
Children’s health
Public health
Environment and health
 

 Education

 Year  Degree  Educational institute
 2005  Ph.D. Library and information studies  Göteborg University
 1997  M.A. Library and information studies  Högskolan i Borås
 1994  Post graduate certificate of education  University of Iceland
 1993  B.A. Library and information studies  University of Iceland
 1990  Upper secondary education (field of economics)  Akureyri Comphrehensive College

 
Professional experience

  • Director of the Research Center of UNAK from 2008-
  • Director of the Northern research forum secretariat from 2007-
  • Project manager at the Research Center of UNAK 2006-2007.
  • Lecturer at the University of Iceland, 2004-2005.
  • Ph.D. student and lecturer at Göteborg University  1998-2005.
  • Research assistant at the Centre for library and information studies, Göteborg University, Sweden. 1995-1998.

Education

Year    Degree                                                                                   Institution

2017    MA in Social Research Methods                               University of Iceland

2013    BA in Sociology                                                          University of Iceland

2008    Upper Secondary Education (field of sociology)      Akureyri Junior College

Experience

  • Service representative at the Icelandic Transport Authority 2013 – 2016
  • Service representative for the police reporting department at The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police 2017

 Field of interest

  • Criminology
  • Sociology

Education

 Year  Degree  Educational institution
 1990  M.A. Geography  York University, Toronto
 1987  B.S. Geography  University of Iceland
 1983  Upper secondary education (field of languages)  Akureyri Junior College

 

Professional experience

  • Researcher at the University of Akureyri Research Institute since 2000.
  • Town of Akureyri Planning Department, 1998-2000.
  • Managing director of Eyþing, the association of municipalities in northeast Iceland, 1993-1998.
  • Private consulting, 1992-1993.
  • Ministry of communications, 1990-1991.
  • York University Toronto, teaching assistant, 1989-1990.
  • Landkostir h.f., map design and consulting 1987-1988.
  • Roads Administration, geodesy 1985-1987, a summer job.

Education

Year          
    School
2013         Ph.D. in Education, focusing on women´s
adult education in Mozambique
    University of East Anglia, UK
2003         MA in Gender and International Development     University of East Anglia, UK
1998         B.Ed.  Teacher Qualification     Det Nødvendige Seminarium, Denmark
1994         Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Journalism     University of Iceland, Reykjavík
1993         BA in Psychology     University of Iceland, Reykjavík
1989         Upper Secondary Education (Field of Economics)     Flensborg Comprehensive School         

 
Professional Experience

  • Researcher at RHA from September 2013
  • Project Manger of Social Projects in Mozambique at The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) from 2005-2008
  • Teacher in Primary Schools from 1998-2002
  • Sales and office work at Burstagerðin Hf. from 1986-1989
  • Owned and ran a Video Rental Shop from 1983-1986
  • Freelance Journalism for Icelandic newspapers, magazines, radio and TV from 1994

Areas of Interest

  • Gender Issues and Equality in general
  • Gender and Education in Developing Countries
  • Literacy and Adult Education
  • Narrative and Ethnography as methods of gathering and analyzing data.
  • Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD

 

Year

Education

Educational Institute

2012

Project Manager IPMA-Level D

Símenntun HA

2004

BA in Sociology and Media, 

University of Iceland

1999

Upper Secondary Education

Akureyri Comprehensive College

 Professional Experience

  • Project Manager at RHA from 2009 -.
  • Project Manager at Símenntun Háskólans á Akureyri 2008-2012.
  • News and programing at N4. 

Areas of Interest

  • Sociology 
  • Education
  • Cultur

Education

Year

Degree

Institute

2003

MA degree in Landscape Archaeology

University of Leicester

1997

BA History

University of Iceland

1993

Upper secondary education (field of sociology)

Akureyri Junior College

 Experience

  • Project manager at RHA since2016
  • Project manager at Akureyri municipality planning department from 2006
  • Specialist at Institute of Archaeology, Iceland from 1996

 Fields of interest

  • Cultural landscape
  • Medieval studies
  • Municipal affairs

University of Akureyri Research Centre

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