Johan Bergström

Senior Lecturer, Reader, Doctor of Philosophy

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I work as a Reader at the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety.

After finalising my PhD, which focused on how an organisations adapt to situations that change from normal to non-normal and potentially further on to a state of crisis, I have been involved in postdoctoral research focusing on the emergence and meaning of resilience as a discourse. I am also deeply involved in teaching and research into topics of Organisational Safety, including being the program manager of the Lund University distance-based MSc Program in Human Factors and Systems Safety in which students represent practitioners and managers from a variety of safety-critical domains. Since 2017 I am responsible for building a research platform at the Lund University School of Aviation.

I am currently focusing on Societal Resilience as a discursive object in a project comparing the national discourses in Sweden, Australia and Brazil. The methods used are inspired by a Foucauldian notion of discourse, thereby focusing on not only the constitution of the object (where, how, and why now, resilience has become an important notion in societal safety policy) but also on how resilience becomes materialised in what actors actually do as a result of the discursive change. 

Highlighted research outputs

Johan Bergström, 2018, Working and Organizing in the Digital Age. Schaefer, S., Andersson, M., Bjarnason, E. & Hansson, K. (eds.). Lund: The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Lund University, Sweden. , p. 19-26

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

Johan Bergström, 2018 Dec, In : Safety Science. 110, p. 31-38

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Johan Bergström, 2016, Katastrofriskreducering: Perspektiv, praktik, potential. Becker, P. & Ullberg-Baez, S. (eds.). Studentlitteratur AB, p. 81-104 38865-01

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

Johan Bergström, van-Winsen, R. & Henriqson, E., 2015, In : Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 141, p. 131-141

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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