Helena Ekelund

Senior lecturer
Department of Political Science Faculty of Social Sciences
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My research interests are found in the intersection between EU politics and public administration. Primarily, I am interested in agency governance at EU and national levels. Recently, my focus has been on issues related to ethics, integrity and the application of fundamental rights. At the EU-level, I have devoted the most attention to Frontex (the European Border and Coast Guard Agency). In the Swedish context, I study ethics management strategies in collaboration with a group of colleagues.  

I hold a PhD from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and I am an Associate Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy.


In recent years I have, among other things, taught courses in EU politics, human rights in Europe, political analysis and social science for students aiming to become teachers. I also supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Programme coordinator for European studies.


Article in journal (Refereed)

Article in journal (Other academic)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Report (Refereed)

Article, book review (Other academic)

Conference paper (Refereed)