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Mattias Hellgren


I was admitted to the Technology and Social Change Doctoral Program in 2010. Prior I was employed as a lecturer at the Department of Sociology (now APS) at Linköping University between 2006 and 2010 where I also acquired a masters degree in 2006.


My lecturing have been within quantitative methodology as well as sociological theory. I have mainly lectured within courses in Sociology. I have earlier lectured within the the programmes of Social Work and Cognitive Science, as well as the Master's programme Human Resource Management.

Research Interersts

My main research interests are how every day life is structured, eth effects of the interaction between every day life and technology. I also have an interest in methodology, primary the quantitative methods.


Current projects

My Ph.D. project aim to increase the knowledge on how and when energy use is generated by every day activities and use this knowledge for the develpoment of policy instruments that further social and ecological sustainability.

The project is focused on energy and mobility and aims to analyse how resource use is embedded in every day activity patterns. There is a knowledge gap between the inidvidual and household level in relation to the population level. A purpose of the project is to overcome this gap.


Grahn, P., Hellgren, M. Munkhammar, J. (2011) Photovoltaics, electric vehicles and energy users. Arbetsnotat nr 50, Program Energisystem, Linköpings universitet


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Telephone: 013-28 21 78
Fax: 013-28 44 61

E-mail: mattias.hellgren@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping

Project activities


Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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