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Steven Schmidt new study coordinator

Portrait Steven Schmidt
Steven Schmidt.

Associate professor Steven Schmidt is SWEAH's new study coordinator.

Steven Schmidt, also CASE coordinator and research team manager in Applied Gerontology, replaced Cecilia Petterson the 1 January 2024. The assignment is 40 percent of full-time until 31 December 2026. 

Why did you say yes?

I think it is a great opportunity to support the development of the next generation of researchers in ageing and health. With the interdisciplinarity in SWEAH, I also have a chance to develop my own understanding of the diversity of the field across Sweden.

Have you worked in a similar position before?

No, I have not been a study coordinator previously.

What can the students look forward to this year?

We have two great courses. In the spring, we start the Theories of Ageing course, which has been one of the most popular among students in the past. In the autumn, we are offering the course Ageing and Social Change and are really looking forward to this exciting new course. Additionally, we will have two PhD student days, spring and autumn, and the one in spring will include the theme of ethics of research with older adults, as well as different networking opportunities.

Any challenges for you now?

As with any new position, there is much to learn in a short time. I am familiar with all of the SWEAH activities as I have had several affiliated PhD students, but being on the flip side and making everything runs smoothly will be both fun and challenging.

The assignment is located at the Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.