Per-Olof Hansson


Johannesborgsparken 1B, 582 49 Linköping, Sweden         


+46 13 28 20 20,

+46 708 200 256,


University Diploma

2015 Doctor degree (PhD), 2015, Educational Research: Curriculum and Instruction, Linköping University, Sweden.

1994 Teacher degree, 1994, Primary school level (4-9), Social Sciences, International program, Gothenburg University, Sweden.



2015-- Senior lecturer, Linköpings University



Hansson, P-O. (2018). The use of mobile technology to improve learning, knowledge and skills in shrinking areas. In Hospers, G-J., & Syssner, J. (eds.). Dealing with Urban and Rural Shrinkage. Formal and informal strategies. Zürich: LIT. pp. 134-144.

Rönnby, S., Lundberg, O., Fagher, K., Jacobsson, J., Tillander, B., Gauffin, H., , PO., Dahlström. Ö., & Timpka, T. (2018). mHealth Self-Report Monitoring Using the Technology Acceptance Model in Competitive Middle- and Long-Distance Runners: Qualitative Study of Long-Term Use Intentions. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 13;6(8):e10270. doi: 10.2196/10270.

Hansson P-O., & Wihlborg, E. (2016). Quality management in education: A comparative case study in Swedish municipalities. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. 14(7), 38-42.

Hansson, P-O., & Jobe, W. (2016). Daily Usage of Smartphones – New Activities for Kenyan Elite Runners. Journal of Mobile Technologies, Knowledge, and Society. 1-12.

Hansson, P-O., & Wihlborg, E. (2016). Development of quality management in education: A comparative case study in the Swedish multi-level governance system. Proceedings in the 10th multi-conference on Society, Cybernetics & Informatics, 5-8 July 2016, Orlando: USA.

Hansson, P-O. (2015). New ways of learning. Participatory action research and Kenyan runners’ appropriation of smartphones to improve their daily lives and participation in m-learning. Diss., Studies in Behavioural Studies no 189. Linköping: Linköping University.

Hansson, P-O., Jansson, P., & Wihlborg, E. (2015). Problem based teaching with other focuses than problem solving. Proceedings in EDULEARN15, Conference 6-8 July 2015, Barcelona: Spain.

Hansson, P-O. (2015). mRunning: New ways of running in Kenya. Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education. 6(1), 1-11.

Hansson, P-O., & Jobe, W. (2014). Frontrunners in ICTL: Kenyan runners’ improvement in training, informal learning and economic opportunities using smartphones. International Journal of Education & Development using ICT. 10(4), 4-20

Hansson, P-O. (2014). Informal learning and social impact: Kenya elite runners’ daily use of smartphones. Proceedings in Sport & Society, Conference 16-17 July 2014, Rio de Janeiro: Brazil.

Jobe, W., & Hansson, P-O. (2014). Putting a MOOC for Human Rights in the hands of Kenyans – The Haki Zangu case for non-formal learning. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. (2014). 65(3), 1-17.

Jobe, W., & Hansson, P-O. (2013). Mobile learning for Human Rights in Kenya: The Haki Zangu Case for Non-Formal Learning. In Sarajeva, K (ed.) ICT for Anti-Corruption, Democracy and Education in East Africa. Spider ICT4D Series No. 6. Stockholm: Universitetsservice US-AB.

Hansson, P-O., & Jobe, W. (2013). Smart Running in Kenya. Kenyan Runners’ Improvement in Training, Informal Learning and Economic Opportunities using Smartphones. Proceedings in IST Africa. Conference, 29-31 May 2013, Nairobi: Kenya.

Wihlborg, E., & Hansson, P-O (2011). Internet café as a supportive educational arena – a case study from the urban slum of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. Proceedings in INTED. International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 7-9 March 2011, Valencia: Spain.

Hansson, P-O., (2009). Authentic learning for sustainable education: An evaluation of international field study in Kenya for Swedish teacher training students with majors in Geography. International Forum of Teaching and Studies. 5(1)

Temporary residence as visiting lecturer

Guest lecturer at University of Nairobi, Kenya, February 2014 (4 weeks)

Guest lecturer at University of Nairobi, Kenya, October 2016 (3 weeks) 


Active participation in international conferences

Organizer/speaker at: "Making a difference: Drones for community development and social impact in low-income countries". April 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Collaboration with UNFPA and Linköpings University.

Organizer/ speaker at: "Making a difference: Drones for community development and social impact in low-income countries". April 2017, Lodwar, Kenya. Collaboration with Turkana University College and Linköpings University.

Organizer/speaker at: "New pedagogies in sexual and reproductive Health education and rights among adolescents". November 2017, Mumbai, India. Collaboration with NS Foundation and Linköpings University.

Organizer/ speaker at: "Urban Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights". February 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Collaboration with UN-Habitat and Linköpings University.

Organizer/speaker at: "Uplifting the poor". February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya. Collaboration with University of Nairobi and Linköpings University.


Research projects/teaching/external work

Research collaboration with UNFPA and UNESCO on online education

Erasmus+ project “Reimagining Creative Democracy” (2018-2021)

Coordinator of students and teacher exchange (Linneaus-Palme) with University of Nairobi och Addis Ababa University

Course coordinator/lecturer for annual field studies in East Africa at the teacher training program (Social Science)

Course coordinator/lecturer of summer courses in Kenya and India

Course coordinator/lecturer for the course International mobility

Chairman of the NGO Global Relations with projects in Kenya and Ethiopia.


Director of a Secondary School

(Kenswed Academy) and a maternity clinic in Nairobi.