Industry Advisory Panel
The Industry Advisory Panel of the Master in Communication is a new initiative intended to foster a closer collaboration between the academic and professional worlds in the communication field.
The panel includes a selected team of communication professionals from different industries, student representatives, and teachers. The members of the panel share a commitment to improving the quality of the program and its ability to provide students with up-to-date communication skills and competences that are most needed in the current and future job market.
Industry Advisory Panel members
Anna Abenius *
Media Relations Manager, Volvo Group
Anna is a media relations professional and has worked at Volvo Group since 2018. She is an expert in formulating and addressing messages through proactive and reactive media activities, as well as measuring and analyzing coverage.
Chef bolagsrelationer och klusterutveckling, Lindholmen Science Park
Hanna Blomdahl is a part of the management team at Lindholmen Science Park with a task to support and develop the expanding innovation ecosystem at Lindholmen. Hanna has a background in journalism and political science from Gothenburg University and more than 15 years’ experience in supporting innovation and sustainable development working for municipal and regional bodies.
Senior Communications Manager, Stena Line
Ulrica Hammarqvist is team lead and interim Head of Brand and Communication at Stena Line. She has experience and knowledge within internal and external communication from agencies and the public and private sector. She works with change communication and has a passion for leadership and internal communication.
Anastasiya Klyushnikova *
Wholesale Administration Manager, Nakdcom One World AB
Anastasiya's career is associated with retail and fast-fashion for the B2B set-up. Her main areas of interest are external business communication, team management and business fulfillment.
Senior communication consultant & Business developer of analytic services, Gullers Grupp
Susan is a communication strategist and analyst at Gullers Grupp. In her work she helps organizations to make use of their data and insights in decision making, which include custom made solutions for both the private and public sector. She is also a partner and leader at Gullers Grupp, which have included management of the Gothenburg office.
Communications Strategist Swedish Tax Agency / Coordinator, Sveriges Kommunikatörer Västra
Lars is a communications strategist at the Swedish Tax Agency with a background in the armed forces. Lars has long experience in internal communication and how to lead and communicate in crisis. Lars is also coordinator for Sveriges kommunikatörer in west Sweden.
Verena Schödl *
Project Management Consultant, Acumis Minds
Verena works currently as an on-site-consultant at Volvo taking care of project management and SW / HW release for three vehicle components. Her speciality includes handling project / product planning, managing stakeholder & supplier relationships, handling HW / SW release and managing change requests. Verena has strong interest for and experience with agile methods, and works currently in a team that follows the SaFE framework.
Business Developer Sustainability, Miljöbron
Martina has a background within international business, marketing and sustainable business development. Before her current role in the NGO and sustainability agency, Miljöbron, she was working with Volvo Cars, Nike and H&M amongst other brands as a Senior Account Manager at the ad agency AKQA.
MA in Communication
Anaïs Bompuis is a first-year student enrolled in the Master in Communication at the University of Gothenburg. She has experience working in intercultural teams and has high interest in social media communication.
MA in Communication
Alexa Dippold is a first-year student enrolled in the Master in Communication programme at Gothenburg’s University. She has work experience in the field of (Online) Marketing and Content Creation and developed a high level of communication skills in national as well as international contexts.
Vanya Eide is a first-year student enrolled in the Master in Communication programme at Gothenburg’s University. She has a background in retail management, recruitment, and coaching leadership, most recently with IKEA. She has a particular interest in exploring current social issues, and teaching presentations skills, something she works regularly with as the Curator for TEDxGöteborg.
Priyadharsini is currently pursuing her Master's in Communication at the University of Gothenburg. She is a multimedia journalist with more than 5 years of experience in multimedia content creation, digital marketing campaigns, analytical and media management tools. After working with various media outlets Priyadharsini realised that there is lesser diversity in newsrooms and so set up The Blue Club Media Fellowship for Marginalised Writers.
Faculty Steering Committee
Senior Lecturer and Head of the Division of Cognitive Science and Communication, University of Gothenburg
Professor, Halmstad University
Senior lecturer and Program Director, MA in Communication, University of Gothenburg
Senior lecturer, MA in Communication, University of Gothenburg
* = alumni of the MA in Communication