About the research group Research in Education & Movement culture

The research group for Research in Education & Movement Culture, REMO, is an interdisciplinary research group.


The activities in the research group are conducted in line with GIH's research profile "People in Motion" from a salutogenic perspective of health. The group constitutes a collegial context working together to strengthen the department's research environment in order to deepen the quality and increase the scope of the research.

The group supports education and professional development, organizes research seminars, and continuously reviews the quality of research and research applications. We also lead a number of externally funded projects, collaborate with several actors in society and are active in three national graduate schools for Ph.D. students.

Research questions

REMO is an interdisciplinary research group conducting research within the humanities and social sciences in a number of areas, such as organized sports, physical education, health education, sustainable movement education, and teacher education. The research questions and scientific methods used are drawn from sports science, sports pedagogy, didactics, educational history, sports history, sport management, movement culture, and educational sciences.

Research themes

The research in the research group is divided into four themes.

The theme of sports culture concerns research on the culture and organisation of sport, and includes areas such as communication, governance, professionalisation and commercialisation.

Principal Investigator

Åsa Bäckström

The theme of physical education includes research on the knowledge, teaching and learning in and about different movement practices, such as ball games, outdoor recreation, gymnastics, and athletics, as well as movement and dance.

Principal Investigator

Mikael Quennerstedt

The theme of sports pedagogy is about research on education, learning, socialization and influence in sports contexts, with a particular focus on children's, young people's and adults' opportunities to have influence over their sports participation.

Principal Investigator

Håkan Larsson

The theme of educational sciences includes research on teaching, learning, content, the teaching profession and institutional, cultural and social factors that affect education in various ways

Principal Investigator

John Hellström

Our researchers


External and affiliated researchers

  • Dean Barker, Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • Suzanne Lundvall, Professor, University of Gothenburg
  • Eva Linghede, PhD, Public Health Agency of Sweden
  • Kate Sylvester, PhD, Victoria University, Australia


We have gratefully received support for our research from:

  • Centre for Sports Research (CIF)
  • The Knowledge Foundation
  • NordForsk
  • The Swedish Sports Confederation (RF)
  • The Swedish Foundation for Equine Research
  • Swedish Research Council (VR)


  • Bergen University, Norway
  • Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Dalarna University
  • Innlandet University, Elverum, Norway
  • University West
  • Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Karlstad University
  • Linnaeus University
  • Loughborough University, England
  • Malmö University
  • Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
  • Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
  • Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • Oulo University, Finland
  • Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • Södertörn University
  • Umeå University
  • University of Birmingham, England
  • University of Zimbabwe
  • Uppsala University
  • University of Aalborg, Denmark
  • Örebro University

On this page


  • Karin Redelius´s profilbildProfessor, Chair of the Education and Research CommitteeKarin Redeliuskarin.redelius@gih.se+46 8-120 53 832
  • Mikael Quennerstedt´s profilbildProfessor, Head of Subject Area in Physical educationMikael Quennerstedtmikael.quennerstedt@gih.se+46 8-120 53 887
  • Håkan Larsson´s profilbildProfessor, Head of Subject Area in Sports PedagogyHåkan Larssonhakan.larsson@gih.se+46 8-120 53 828
Last modified:14 Feb 2024