Eva Brodin

Senior Lecturer, Reader, MSSc, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Educational Sciences
  • Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


The key areas of my research are scholarly development and doctoral education. I integrate educational, philosophical and psychological theories while focusing on the following subjects:

  1. Learning in doctoral education
  2. Critical thinking in scholarship
  3. Creativity in scholarship
  4. Academic identity development 

Ongoing research projects

  1. Excellent doctoral learning in Sweden and South Africa. Collaboration between Lund University, Linnaeus University, Rhodes University, and Stellenbosch University. Period: 2017-2022.
  2. Scholarly development in interdisciplinary graduate schools. Internal collaboration between the Division for Higher Education Development and Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University. Period: 2012-2017.

Finished research projects

  1. The role of doctoral education in early career development. Collaboration between Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Rhodes University, and Stellenbosch University. Funding: SANORD (Southern African-Nordic Centre). Period: 2014-2016.
  2. The relationship between critical and creative thinking in doctoral education. Post doc project, Linnaeus University. Period: 2009-2011.
  3. Mentorship in doctoral education. Funding: Lärande Lund, Lund University. Period: 2008-2009.
  4. Critical thinking in scholarship. Doctoral thesis project, Lund University. Period: 2002-2007. 


Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the scholarly article: Brodin, E.M. & Frick, B.L. (2011). Conceptualizing and Encouraging Critical Creativity in Doctoral Education. International Journal for Researcher Development, 2(2), 133-151. 

Scholarly networks 

  1. Coordinator for FonSyd (Forskarutbildningsnätverket Syd) [Swedish Network for Doctoral Education]
  2. Member of EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction)
  3. Member of IDERN (International Doctoral Education Research Network)
  4. Member of NFU (Nätverket för forskarhandledarutbildare) [Network for Research Supervision Educators]
  5. Member of LUCK (Lund University Creativity Knowledge) 

External research affiliation

Besides my work at Lund University, I am also a research associate with conditional tenure at the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.  



I have experience of teaching adults at all levels, ranging from individuals with acquired brain damage at Furuboda Folk High School to university students and teachers in higher education. Currently, I am a senior lecturer at: 

  1. Department of Psychology, Lund University (teaching subjects: Theory of science, Qualitative research methods)
  2. Department of Educational Sciences, Division for Higher Education Development (AHU), Lund University (teaching subjects: Doctoral students' learning, Research supervision)

I also have experience of supervising theses at Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels in varying areas. 

Recent research outputs

Eva Brodin & Frick, B. L. 2018 Developing research writing: A handbook for supervisors and advisors. Carter, S. & Laurs, D. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, p. 210-218 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Eva Brodin 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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