John Ohlson

John Ohlson

Fakultetskansliet för hälso- och livsvetenskap Fakulteten för hälso- och livsvetenskap
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Presently responsible for internationalisation activities at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHL) as well as the administration of international master's courses.


From 2000-2020 I held responsibility for English language courses within the Nautical Science (deck officer), Maintenance Engineering and Marine Engineering (engineering officer) programmes, in Research Methodology as well as supervisor at Bachelor's thesis level.    


My research focuses on applications of multilevel governance and institutional theory to the field of maritime risk – to Licentiate level within Environmental Science and the offshore energy industry and more recently within Maritime Science to PhD level within risk perception on ro-pax vessels. My academic background is in this sense multidisciplinary, with its foundations in political theory.


Previously carried out an extensive study of maritime administrations and compliance regarding maritime legislation and places of refuge in Baltic Sea coastal states. More recently a risk-based study of offshore wind power deployment and the permit application process in Sweden. Present PhD thesis focusing on governance and institutional theory within risk-based maritime legislation is due for completion in 2023.   

My research focuses on how the concept of risk is dealt with in the offshore and maritime industries from a governance and institutional perspective. The transparency of risk modelling within the permit application process of Swedish offshore wind power projects constituted the first stage of study. The second stage focuses on safety issues within the Swedish passenger vessel industry and risk perception.     


Licentiat­avhandling, monografi (Övrigt veten­skapligt)