Dr Vindefjärd is the founder and Secretary General of Research!Sweden. She has a PhD in Medical Innovation and is an elected member of the Swedish government´s expert group on life science. Dr Vindefjärd is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and frequently engaged as a speaker. She has written several articles in peer-reviewed journals, reports and books.
Dr Vindefjärd is a science policy expert who has performed research and policy-work in the field of medical innovation and organization since 1996. She has a proven record of building effective networks in complex systems, as well as influencing and providing strategic advice at the most senior levels within government, academia and business.
Previous positions include Science Attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and Director of Research & Innovation Policy at the Swedish Ass. of the Pharmaceutical Industry. Dr Vindefjärd has working experience from industry, non-profit organizations, government agencies and academia. This cross-sectorial track-record has provided a deep understanding of the different worlds of these sectors, their strategic issues and the challenges involved. This translates into a well-developed ability to identify significant issues and communicate key messages.