Among our completed research projects are the following:
Risks of different kinds are high on the agenda in contemporary society. Concerns have been raised, however, that risk has become a tool with which to control society, organizations, and individuals. Drawing on these concerns the purpose of this proposed project is to use a critical discourse analysis to shed light on how risk reporting operates during a disaster, that is, how risk was done and undone in mass media during the widespread wildfire in Västmanland the summer of 2014.
Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development
The project takes a holistic approach to the field of management and collaboration during accidents, crises and other events, based on the present situation and the foreseeable future.
The project Public Empowerment Policies for Crisis Management (PEP) addressed future directions to enhance public resilience and bring a European ‘enabled public’ closer.
Preparedness and Resilience Against CBRNE Terrorism using Integrated Concepts and Equipment
Dr. Jörgen Sparf's doctoral thesis.
Cross-border Collaboration for Safety (GSS) is a project under Interreg Sweden-Norway 2007–2013, which focuses on attractive living environment, aims to develop skills, techniques and procedures for joint crisis management and security-threatening situations in the Mid Nordic border areas. The project is run jointly by Mid Sweden University and the colleges in the North-Trøndelag region.
MidRisk aims to contribute to the Risk and Crisis Management field through knowledge and education, and subsequently organizes a variety of interaction arenas through workshops, yearly symposium on various topics, as well as virtual meeting places - all to increase collaboration between the businesses, organizations and researchers.
The project aims to examine the individual incentives to prevent accidents and crises. Motivation, social and spatial dimensions of the individual's risk of understanding will be studied.
The project aims to study differences in risk perception and risk understanding based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and age in Sweden and Wales, specifically whether any differences can be explained by the underlying psychological and social factors.
This project studies the roles of municipal emergency services, NGOs and individual volunteers.
Dr. Erika Wall's doctoral thesis.
A meeting place for actors and institutions on the theme "Crisis and Risk in the Heterogeneous Society".
This project studies how risk, safety and accidents are perceived, valued and assessed by different groups in society. The aim is not only to identify the individual citizen's valuation and estimation, but above all from such studies allow for preventive work in concrete situations.
Immigrants in the local emergency management and the media's coverage of the crisis – does the message reach all audiences?
The aim of this research project is to study how the threat of terrorism affects people’s mental construction of their everyday world and the way they behave.
Risk and Security Governance Studies within Baltic-Nordic Academic Communities of Practices (Risk-Net)
The aim of the Risk-Net project is to enhance risk and security governance capacities in the Baltic-Nordic region via the development of the Academic Community of Practices (network) in Risk and Security Governance and the interdisciplinary educational methodology based on digital integration in learning, teaching and training.
HOMERISK – Risk Management strategies when households face collapsing electricity and digital infrastructure
The theme of this project is the role of citizen-consumers in modern risk perception and risk assessment. As the household is the crucial setting in everyday life we will focus on household vulnerability in situations where infrastructures break down, with prolonged fall-outs of public services as a result.