Scientific advisory board

Nordicom has a scientific advisory board that meets every year to discuss issues of crucial strategic significance. The members of the board are nominated by the national research associations in each country, and participate in the board for four years. Every other year, two or three new members are elected.  


Ordinary members (2019–)


Stig Hjarvard
University of Copenhagen


Marko Ala-Fossi
Tampere University


Kristin Skare Orgeret
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University 


Helga Ólafs
University of Iceland 


Margareta Melin (chairperson)
Malmö University



Alternate members

Denmark: Aske Kammer, Danish School of Media and Journalism

Finland: Epp Lauk, University of Jyväskylä

Norway: Gunnar Iversen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Iceland: Elfa Ýr Gylfadóttir, Icelandic Media Commission

Sweden: Lars Nord, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall


Representative from the Faroe Islands: Heini í Skorini, University of the Faroe Islands

Representative from Greenland: Signe Ravn-Højgaard, University of Greenland 

Representative from Åland: Carl-Gustav Lindén, Helsingfors universitet