Welcome Marina Olsson!

New coordinator at NVS.

Marina Olsson, coordinator for the research schools for SFO-V, Strategic Research Area Health Care Science, PUF-V, Doctoral programme in Health Care Science, and FIH, Research School in Health Science. Photo: Stefan Bohlin

What is your postition at NVS?/What will you be working with?

The assignment is to be a coordinator and keep track of three different units with three websites and three steering groups, taking minutes at meetings and taking care of other admin things related to the position. 

Which division will you work at?

I will work with SFO-V, Strategic Research Area Health Care Science, PUF-V, Doctoral programme in Health Care Science, and FIH, Research School in Health Science. I will be seated at D3 by the department management at NVS.

What do you look forward to the most in your new job? 

I have already had the opportunity to work here as a consultant for a couple of months, so I have seen the nice and helpful colleagues I have and what a varying and exiting job it is.

Where have you come from and what have you done earlier? What is your background?

I was at KTH where I handled travel bills and grants for young researcher both nationally and internationally. I really liked socializing with the students, and I also got a lot of practical and private questions, like where to find a pre-school for their children, questions which I tried to solve the best I could.

When you are not working, what do you do for recreation?

I love being at the cottage in Södertälje where I take long walks in nature with the neighbor or where I go by myself picking mushrooms and sometimes, accidentally, find myself face-to-face with a wild boar. Luckily, they are very shy and try to avoid contact with people. And luckily, I am a fast runner. 

 I also enjoy philosophical discussions about life with friends and family. And there’s nothing like good food and good wine in good company.

What are you reading?

I always have a couple of books laying around that I read when I find a moment to do that. Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian writer I enjoy reading.

What is the most beautiful place you have visited?

It must have been in Brazil; a small place by the beach called Ubatuba, which is just between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The beaches were like from a fairy tale, and you could see birds of many colors flying by. Near the chalet where we were staying there were mango trees full of sweet mango fruits. We picked the fruits avidly and enjoyed the sun-ripened fruits. 

What makes you really happy?

Caring people. A trot in the woods on an islandic horse. Or a fantastic gallop in the fields when I feel one with the horse.