Curriculum Vitae

Education (school, year, degree)

University of Iceland, The Educational Research Institute, 2017, Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using Mplus.

University of Iceland, joint degree from the department of educational studies, and the department of psychology, 2017, Ph.D. in Education

European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA), 2016, Introduction to Multilevel Modelling and Advanced Applications with Longitudinal Data using R.

University of Utrecht, 2015, advanced SEM course using Mplus (1.5 ECTS)

Háskóli Íslands, 2014, Item Response Theory (IRT) using Mplus and R (10 ECTS)

University of Sheffield, 2013, short course in Latent Growth Curve Modelling (LGCM) using Mplus

University of Sheffield, 2013, short course in Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using Mplus

University of Sheffield, 2013, short course in Multi Level Modelling (MLM) með SPSS

University of Iceland, 2010, Graduate courses in regression analysis and structural equation modelling (20 ECTS)

University of Oslo, 2006, Master of Science Education + 60 ECTS in Geography

Iceland University of Education, 2003, B.Ed. Mathematics trajectory

University of Helsinki, 2001, exchange student in Finnish and Educational studies for one semester

University of Skövde, 1999, exchange student in Swedish and Computer studies for one semester

Employment (institution, period, description)

Visar research ehf., June 2017 - Current date, Manager and independent scholar.

Holar University, August 2017 - Current date, part-time teacher in Developmental Psychology (Distance learning).

School of Education HÍ, August 2016 - February 2017, Supervising teacher in Developmental and Educational Psychology.

School of Medicine HÍ, January 2014 - August 2016, Supervising teacher of Developmental and Educational Psychology, supervisor of eight final theses and a researcher in several research projects.

University of Iceland, September 2011 - September 2014, Ph.D. student in Educational research.

Maskina - research company, October 2010- October 2011, Data processing manager.

University of Iceland – School of Education, August 2009 – 2010, Teacher assistant in graduate and undergraduate level.

University of Iceland – School of Education, August 2008 – 2009, Supervising teacher in Quantitative Methodology and Science Education.

Iceland University of Education, September 2007 – 2008, Teacher assistant in graduate and undergraduate level.

Iceland University of Education, January 2007 – 2008, Project manager in research studies programme.

Iceland University of Education, December 2005 – 2007, Researcher in several different research projects (see publications and projects)

Laugalækjarskóli, 2006 – 2008, Science and Mathematics Teaching in an Icelandic secondary school.

The University of Oslo, 2004, Assistant researcher in the Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) project under the guidance of prof. Svein Sjoberg.

Gróður fyrir fólk í Landnámi Ingólfs (GFF), 2003, Coordinator of a science education project for young people in five municipalities on the Reykjanes peninsula (see publications).

Language skills

English, very good

Icelandic, very good

Norwegian, Bokmål, very good

European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)

Journal Referee

Online Journal on Pedagogy and Education (Netla; 5 articles)

The Icelandic Journal of Education (TUUOM; 2 articles)

International Journal of Behavioral Development (2 articles)

Applied Developmental Science (2 articles)

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (1 article)

University of Iceland press (1 chapter)


University of Iceland, School of Education (6 theses)
University of Iceland, Faculty of Psychology (8 theses)
University of Iceland,  Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (1 thesis)

External examiner

University of Iceland,  Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (2 theses)

Awards & Grants

Mar 2016 Award: SRA Emerging Scholar Student Travel Award
Sep 2015 Scholarship: University of Iceland - Graduate School
May 2015 Scholarship: SRA Summer School Atlanta
Sep 2011 Scholarship: University of Iceland Doctoral Fund
May 2009 Award: University of Iceland - Applied Science Award
Sep 2003 Scholarship: The Research Council of Norway
Jun 2003 Grant: Icelandic Student Innovation Fund