Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2013
    Secretary general of Educational Sciences at the Swedish Research Council

  • Since 2006
    CEO and Academic Leader at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University

  • 2003
    - 2005 President of Mälardalen university

  • 1999 – 2005
    Vice-president of Mälardalen university

  • 1999
    Professor of educationm Mälardalen University

  • 1993
    Associate professor, Göteborg University

  • 1990
    PhD in Education, Göteborg University

  •  
    Master degree in early childhood intervention, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

  •  
    Graduation psychology, Göteborg University

Selected publications

  • Simeonsson, R. Lollar, D. Björck-Åkesson, E. Granlund, M. Brown, S. Zhuoying, Q. Gray, D. Pan, Y. (2014). ICF and ICF-CY lessons learned: Pandora’s box of personal factors.

  • Adolfsson, M. Björck-Åkesson, E. Lim, C. (2013). Code sets for everyday life situations of children aged 0-6: Sleeping, Mealtimes and Play – a study based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth. : The College of Occupational Therapists Ltd.

  • Simeonsson, R. Björck-Åkesson, E. Lollar, D. (2012). Communication, Disability, and the ICF-CY. London: Informa Healthcare

  • Ferm, U. Ahlsén, E. Björck-Åkesson, E. (2012). Patterns of Communicative Interaction between a Child with Severe Speech and Physical Impairments and her Caregiver during a Mealtime Activity.

  • Granlund, M. Arvidsson, P. Niia, A. Björck-Åkesson, E. Simeonsson, R. Maxwell, G. Adolfsson, M. Eriksson-Augustine, L. Pless, M. (2012). Differentiating activity and participation of children and youth with disability in Sweden.

  • Klang Ibragimova, N. Pless, M. Adolfsson, M. Granlund, M. Björck-Åkesson, E. (2011). Using content analysis to link texts on assessment and intervention to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health – version for Children and Youth (ICF-CY).

  • Leonardi, M. Chatterji, S. Ayuso-Mateos, J. Hollenweger, J. Üstün, B. Kostanjsek, N. Newton, A. Björck-Åkesson, E. Francescutti, C. Alonso, J. Matucci, M. Samoilescu, A. Good, A. Cieza, A. Svestkova, O. Bullinger, M. Marincek, C. Burger, H. Raggi, A. Bickenbach, J. (2010). Integrating research into policy planning.

  • Björck-Åkesson, E. Wilder, J. Granlund, M. Pless, M. Simeonsson, R. Adolfsson, M. Almqvist, L. Augustine, L. Klang, N. Lillvist, A. (2010). The international classification of functioning, disability and health and the version for children and youth as a tool in child habilitation/early childhood intervention.

  • Lenardi, M. Chatterji, S. Ayuso-Mateos, J. Hollenweger, J. Ustun, B. Kostanjek, N. Newton, A. Björck-Åkesson, E. Francescutti, C. Alonso, J. Matucci, M. Samoilescu, A. Good, A. Cieza, A. Svestkova, O. Bullinger, M. Marincek, C. Burger, H. Raggi, A. Bickenbach, J. (2010). From functioning and disability measurement to policy development. : informa healthcare

  • Adolfsson, M. Granlund, M. Björck-Åkesson, E. Ibragimova, N. Pless, M. (2010). Exploring changes over time in habilitation professionals' perceptions and applications of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, version for children and youth (ICF-CY).


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Expert, WHO, ICF-CY Work Group, 2001 – 2008

  • Expert, Norwegian Department of Education, 2008 – 2009

  • Expert, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, since 2015

  • Scientific Committee International Society of Early Childhood Education

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