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Kristín Björnsdóttir is an Associate Professor in Disability Studies,
Faculty of Education Studies, School of Education, University of Iceland.

Short CV:

  • 2015 - Associate Professor in Disability Studies, School of Education, University of Iceland2016 - Program Coordinator of Special Education
  • 2010 - 2015  Assistant Professor in Disability Studies, School of Education, University of Iceland
    • 2011 - 2015  Program Coordinator of Vocational Diploma for People with Intellectual Disabilities, School of Education
    • 2015 Council for Disability Rights, University of Iceland
    • 2012 - 2014  Department Chair, Social Education, Faculty of Sport, Leisure Studies and Social Education, School of Education
    • 2014 Doctoral Board, School of Education, University of Iceland
  • 2009 - 2010  Adjunct Lecturer in Disability Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland
  • 2009  Doctoral Student, the Centre for Disability Studies, Eimskip University Fund, University of Iceland
  • 2008 Part-time lecturer, School of Education/School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland
  • 2007 Visiting Researcher, Centre of Applied Disability Studies, the University of Sheffield
  • 2003-2006 Project Manager, Iceland University of Education Research Centre
  • 2003-2006 Part-time lecturer, Iceland University of Education

Education:

  • 2005-2009 PhD in Disability Studies, University of Iceland
  • 2007 Disability Studies at the University of Sheffield
  • 1999-2002  MA in Education, University of Iceland
  • 1998-1999  Diploma for Teaching Certificate, University of Iceland
  • 1995-1998  BM in Music Therapy, East Carolina University

Academic service: 

  • 2017 Doctoral Board, School of Education, University of Iceland (alternate)
  • 2016 Committee on Vacations of Disabled People. Ministry of Welfare.
  • 2016 Doctoral Board, School of Education, University of Iceland
  • 2015- Executive Council of the Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities
  • 2015-2016  Elected board member of the Organisation of Disabled (People) in Iceland
  • 2013-2015  Appointed board member (The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities) of the Organisation of Disabled (People) in Iceland
  • 2014  Doctoral Board, School of Education, University of Iceland
  • 2013-2014  Committee on F2 Prejudice and social exclusion/Plan of Action on Disabled Persons' Affairs until 2014. Ministry of Welfare.
  • 2009-2911  Associate Board member of the Nordic Network for Disability Research (NNDR)

Kristín Björnsdóttir
University of Iceland
School of Education
v/ Stakkahlíð
105 Reykjavík
Iceland

Phone: +354-525-5379
Email: kbjorns@hi.is