Linda Marie Rustad holds a degree in Philosophy from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is actively engaged in Nordic, European and international cooperation on gender equality in research, including the gender dimension in research content. She has worked as a researcher and lecturer at Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway and has written several articles in feminist theory and reports on gender equality in research. Rustad has worked as a senior adviser at Universities Norway responsible for the Committee for gender balance and diversity in research commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research. She was a former member of the Helsinki group on women and science in the European Commission and participates in several project funded by Horizon 2020, including GE Academy.
Trine Rogg Korsvik is Senior Adviser at Kilden genderresearch.no. She holds a Ph.D. in history, specialized in the history of feminism and women’s movements. She has experience from European research cooperation on gender related issues and as a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo. Since 2017, she is running the Kilden initiated project Integrating the Gender Dimension in Research, presenting best practices from a variety of scientific fields, and is managing Kilden’s women’s history project kvinnehistorie.no. Trine has published numerous articles and books on gender related topics, including «What is the Gender Dimension in Research?», with Linda Marie Rustad.
Dr. Louise Olsson was the former Senior Advisor on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) at the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), Sweden. Current research projects include ‘From Hopeful Agreements to Disillusioned Peace? The effects of peace agreement implementation on women’s security and empowerment’; ‘Should I stay or should I go: The retention of women in the Swedish Armed Forces’; and ‘Sweden in the UN Security Council: What can we learn on WPS?’ She is the editor of Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UN Resolution 1325 (Routledge 2015) and author of articles appearing in Global Governance, Journal of Global Security Studies, and International Peacekeeping. At the FBA, Olsson has acted as the Advisor to the Director General and as the Head of the WPS Program. She has created and led a Research Working Group on WPS 2009-2018 and has extensive experience in policy development and training.