Hansson is professor of Urban and Regional Planning, specialized in Transport policy and governance.
- Governance of sustainable transitions. Today governments seek to use network governance to address climate change and develop policies that aim for sustainable transitions and smart mobility solutions. Hansson's main work relates to transport planning and decision making in urban areas and socio-technical co-production of services.
- Conditions for planning and decision-making in the light of competitive tendering regulation. In her early work (PhD thesis) Hansson examined the political-administrative dimension in public transport tendering processes, and has since then continued to work on central issues related to politics-accountability-contract design.
- Transport policy and governance (theory development). With a background from political science, Hansson work with incorporating general theories/concepts from the political science discipline into the transport research field. This is a response to the economic-technical discourse that has shaped the understanding of policy in the transport society.
Hansson's main work is on the transport sector, however, Hansson did her post doc. on reform changes in the health sector and she has continued some work within this sector as well, focusing on coordination/multi-level governance.
- PhD in Science and Technology Studies, 2011, Linköping University
- MSc in Political Science/Public Administration, 2005, Gothenburg University
- BA Human Geography/ Urban planning, 2003, Karlstad University and Gothenburg University
Hansson has previous worked at Linköping University and VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. Before becoming an academic, Hansson worked with regional development at The Government of Sweden, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation and at The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
- Transport Policy and Governance
- Sustainable Transport/Mobility
- Socio-technical Change (Transport/Energy)
Externally funded projects (ongoing):
- Politicians, citizen participation and the implementation of contentious measures for sustainable transport (TRANSPOL) Partners: Molde University College, CICERO - Center for International Climate Research, VTI - The Swedish Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Malmö University
- LEAD - Low-Emission Adaptive last mile logistics supporting on demand economy through Digital Twins. Partners: multiple - H2020 project.
- SNAPSHOT - Understanding transport properties of e-commerce. Partners: SINTEF, Molde University College.
- INTEF - Innovation and technological change in public transport markets. Partners: K2 Sweden's national centre for research and education on public transport, Lund University, Malmö University, VTI The Swedish Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, EER Konsult AB, Molde University College.
Teaching study year 22/23:
- TRA835 Smart mobility and future transport solutions (MA-level)
- ADM730 Future (Smart) Cities (MA-level)
- TRA500 European Transport Policy (BA-level)
Hansson welcomes Master- and Ph.D. proposals related to sustainable mobility, smart mobility, urban development and planning, socio-technical change, transport policy.