Carola Aili

Senior Lecturer


Main research and teaching areas

  • Digitalizing and professional work
  • Professionals’ use of knowledge
  • Professional learning and development
  • Work organizing
  • Transformation from Higher Education to work life

Current research

Her focus has often been the balance between performing autonomy in different kinds of discretionary work and the increased governing, monitoring and control of professional work. She has actively worked in different research project during the last 15 years and led two research environments. She has been an advisor to central and local school authorities, to teachers’ and nurses’ unions. She has published in international journals as Tertiary Education and Management and Teachers and Teaching, Theory and Practice. She is one of the editors of Nordic Academic Press’: In tension between organization and profession: professionals in Nordic public service. She is now coordinating a research projects about teachers’ work conditions funded by AFA-insurance. The preliminary results show that technical devices and software, such as different quality systems, seems to hinder quality in the lessons rather than support quality.

Recent research outputs

Carola Aili, 2020 Sep, Transformationer?: Modernisering og professionalisering i Norden. : Et festskrift til Katrin Hjort. Bøje, J. D. & Raae, P. H. (eds.). Odense: Syddansk Universitet. Institut for Kulturvidenskaber: Syddansk Universitet, Vol. 116. p. 175-214 39 p.

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

Carola Aili, 2018 Feb 11, Working and Organizing in the Digital Age : Aili, C & Nilsson, L-E (2018) in Stephan, M- Schaefer et al (Eds.) . Schader, S., Andersson, M., Bjarnason, E. & Hansson, K. (eds.). The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Lund University, Sweden. , p. 70-82 12 p.

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