My name is Malin Bredenberg, and it is about time I introduce myself: since mid-June, I am the designated RQ20 project coordinator! In short, my assignment makes me ‘the spider in the web’ concerning everything that is covered by this quite substantial project – I am the contact person towards all involved (external and internal) parties, the link between the faculties and the RQ20 Office, and the general problem solver, to mention a few examples. You could also call me somewhat of the project’s engine, as I am responsible for making sure decisions are being implemented.
Thus, in summary: If you have any questions or concerns related to the RQ20 Research Quality Evaluation – please do not hesitate to get in touch!
One of the central reasons for why I wanted to join the RQ20 project as coordinator was the challenge it posed: I wanted to be the coordinating and driving force in a larger targeted project, where multitasking skills, keen eyes for details and pro-activity would play a key role. I immediately felt as if this assignment would fit me perfectly – and here I am! It has definitely been an intense few weeks trying to get up to speed with all of the already initiated and ongoing engagements, but mainly it has been interesting and so much fun. I have really appreciated the fact that there was a number of hands-on tasks for me to jump right into when I arrived.
Full speed ahead
Whilst typing this, I am busy compiling the proposals for the external advisors, which came in from the faculties last week. Deadline for sending out invitations to the site visit in May 2020 is rapidly approaching. Overall, about 200 advisors from all around the world will visit Lund between 4-8 May! After that, focus will shift towards planning and operationalising the RQ20 Kick Off – an event of interest to all researchers at Lund University and beyond, and I truly hope you will join us!
I will make sure to keep you updated as the RQ20 project continues!
Before joining the RQ20 office, Malin has been involved in various research projects and administrative roles at the Department of Politics, the Department of Economics, and the Faculty of Medicine, all Lund University. She has BA and MSc in Political Science, from the University of Westminister in London and Lund University, respectively.