John Ohlson

John Ohlson

Sjöfartshögskolan Fakulteten för teknik
352, Hus Magna, Kalmar
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Since 2000 I have held responsibility for English language courses within the Nautical Science (deck officer) programme and presently also teach English on the Maintenance Engineering programme, 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. 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. Presently (February 2017) in the process of completing a PhD thesis focusing on governance and institutional theory within risk-based maritime legislation in Sweden.    

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)