Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Svenn-Erik Mamelund

Mamelund, Svenn-Erik

Title Professor
Academic Institution Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)
Academic department Centre for Research on Pandemics and Society (PANSOC)
Country Norway
Disciplines Pandemic Studies
Area(s) of Expertise Historical influenza pandemics, 1918 influenza, COVID-19, social inequalities, pandemic preparedness planning

About fellow

<div class="articleelement newtext body" id="body-7194">Svenn-Erik Mamelund (PhD 2004, University of Oslo), a Professor in pandemic studies at OsloMet, has 27 years experience in studying the risk factors and consequences of historical influenza pandemics, in particular the 1918 'Spanish' Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920. He co-authored Norway's first influenza pandemic preparedness plan and has been used as an expert on the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on pandemic influenza outcomes by both the ECDC and the WHO.</div>


  • I had a fantastic stay at CAS as a Post-Doc in 2006/2007 ("Changing Family Patterns in Norway and other Industrialized Countries: Determinants, Consequences and Projected Trends"). I improved my skills as a demographer, increased my national and international network, and I had a socially enriching stay as well. It was also great to meet and talk with the researchers in the other groups. The lunches were amazing, and the building, the garden, the localtion on Frogner, with a sea view, the staff and facilities were all extrordinary.