Jens Sjöberg

Doctoral Student in Media and Communications
Department of Communication and Behavioral Sciences , School of Education and Communication
Doctoral Programmes , School of Education and Communication


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Jens' research is within the field of organization and strategic communication. His research focuses on digital media, the Swedish police, safety, trust, participatory processes, and Critical Making. The concept of Critical Making focuses on (in short) the gap between technology and society, and here communication and interaction are crucial factors in the work process/es.

Jens' dissertation project is about how participatory processes can enhance the Swedish Police Authority's communication with Creating the Sense of Safety on their digital media platforms. The research project involves employees within the police authority, police students, and the public. The intention is to increase knowledge and understanding surrounding Swedish Police digital communications that focus on creating safety (sense of safety). The Agenda 2030 is also included as an umbrella in the research project.
Supervisors for Jens dissertation are Associate Professor Renira Rampazzo Gambarato (main supervisor) and Associate Professor Cecilia Cassinger (co-supervisor). 

You can find the media attention on the Swedish site about Jens research.


Jens graduated from the Master's program Strategic Media Development, Malmö University 2016. He has always been interested in media communication and learning. Furthermore, Jens has many years of experience as a university lecturer from Malmö University and Blekinge Institute of Technology in media production, media technology, and visual communication. He has also worked with several different TV productions from Swedish public service television company (SVT) Malmö and media productions in graphic design and visual communication for various companies and organizations in southern Sweden.


Jens teaches the bachelor's program in media and communication science as a lecturer, supervisor, and examiner in the courses:

  • Thesis in Media and Communication Science I, 7.5 credits.
  • Bachelor Thesis in Media and Communication Science, 15 credits.
  • Communication and Organisation, 7.5 credits.
  • The Communicative Foundations of Organisations, 7.5 credits

Other missions

Jens was involved in setting up the School of Education and Communication's own doctoral organization in 2020 and sat as one of two representatives between 2020-01-01 and 2022-08-31.

Beside that, he is also one of the co-founders of HLK's doctoral student podcast: 


Sjöberg, J., Berglez, P., Gambarato, R. (2023). “Malmö is not Sweden's Chicago”: Policing and the challenge of creating a sense of safety through social media strategies Nordicom Review, 44(1), 44-64. More information

Conference paper

Sjöberg, J., Stjerna Doohan, I. (2021). Swedish police students' perspective on the Swedish Police Authority's use of digital media and its role in creating the sense of safety for the public. 8th Nordic Police Research Conference, 14-16 June, 2021. More information
Sjöberg, J. (2021). How Swedish Police Authority Communicate on Social Media to Create the Sense of Safety to the Public. Reykjavik: NordMedia Network, NordMedia2021, 18–20 August 2021.. More information
Sjöberg, J. (2021). Co-Creation Processes, a Way to Develop how the Swedish Police Communicate Safety to the Swedish Society. Braga: ECREA, 8th ECREA European Communication Conference, 6-9 September 2021. More information

Other publications

Sjöberg, J. (2022). Varför är det viktigt att forska kring hur polisen syns på sociala medier?. Jönköping More information
Sjöberg, J., Blom, K., Rostedt, J. (2021). HLK:s doktorandpodd 2021: En doktorandpodd av doktorander från Högskolan för Lärande och Kommunikation vid Jönköping University [podcast]. Jönköping: Högskolan för lärande och kommunikations doktorandorganisation, Jönköping University More information
Sjöberg, J., Blom, K., Rostedt, J. (2020). HLK:s doktorandpodd 2020: En doktorandpodd av doktorander vid Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation vid Jönköping University [podcast]. Jönköping: Jönköping University, Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation More information