University of Gothenburg
The FRAM Centre Advisory Board
Here are the members of the FRAM Centre Advisory Board at a meeting in 2016.


The FRAM Centre gathers more than 20 researchers from different research disciplines and is run by a Director, who is supported by a Steering Committee and an Advisory Board.

Steering Committee

The Steering committee consists of researchers from different faculties and departments at the University of Gothenburg.

Centre Coordinator: Åsa Arrhenius


Centre Director: Thomas Backhaus


Chair of the steering committee: Jessica Coria


Outreach and Policy Coordinator: Daniel Slunge



Other Steering Committee members

Lena Gipperth
Martin Hassellöv 
Erik Kristiansson 
Sverker Molander 
Pernilla Rendahl
Thomas Sterner 
Ingela Dahllöf


Advisory Board

A board of external advisors that comprises major stakeholders is connected to the FRAM Centre. It serves as a sounding board for FRAM’s activities and ensures a holistic view. The board also delivers input from society by providing critical feedback, information and suggestions for future work. Furthermore, it highlights the demands of the various stakeholders that shape FRAM's work and provides advice on strategic decisions.

The members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Prof. Åke Bergman; Stockholm University, Director of SweTox (Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center). Sweden.
  • Prof. Werner Brack; Department Effect-Directed Analysis, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ. Germany. Coordinatior of the EU project Solutions.
  • Prof. Roy Brouwer; Dept of Economics, University of Waterloo, USA.
  • Dr. Anna Lennquist; toxicologist at ChemSec (a non-governmental environmental organization, advocating chemicals policy based on current scientific understanding). Sweden.
  • Dr. Leo Posthuma; Senior Researcher at RIVM, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Sustainability, Environment and Health (RIVM-DMG). Netherlands.
  • Prof. Martin Scheringer; chair of the International Panel on Chemical Pollution (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) and Prof at Mazaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX).
  • Baskut Tuncak; Senior Attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law (Washington, US), UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of hazardous substances and wastes.
  • Prof. Anna Ledin; Director, Environmental Administration, City of Gothenburg. Sweden.