Linus SiölandPolicy Analyst
Areas of expertise
- Comparative research
- Data collection
- European social policies
- Policy evaluation
- Research and analysis
- PhD candidate, Socio-economic sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp (BE)
- MSc Comparative Social Policy, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK)
- MA (Hons.) Politics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (UK)
- Swedish, English
Originally from southern Sweden, Linus Siöland has a varied research background which covers both the private and academic sectors. Following under- and postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom he worked for two years in London, first in market research and subsequently in strategic communications. He moved to Belgium in 2017 to take up a position as poverty and welfare researcher at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, based at the University of Antwerp, and worked there for two years before taking up a Schuman traineeship at the European Parliamentary Research Service. From there, he joined Milieu in February 2020.
Linus holds an undergraduate degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Glasgow and a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford. Since 2017 he is also conducting PhD studies – currently part-time – at the University of Antwerp, researching poverty prevention and institutional minimum income protection programmes in Europe. In addition to these areas, he has a strong interest in the effect of new technologies on society as a whole, including the possible consequences of automation and advances in artificial intelligence.