BA in Social Work and Public Administration. A former Public Health Director in Region Skåne and today Senior Advisor in Public Health and Regional Development in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. Elisabeth has been attached in different capacities to WHO European Office and the Healthy Cities’ Programme since 1998. She is currently on a consultancy contract supporting the WHO Regions for Health Network.
Elisabeth is a long-standing assessor of research applications with a focus on epidemiology within the Swedish Research Council for Health Workinglife and Welfare (Forte).
Elisabeth Bengtsson has a long experience of international, regional and local public health and sustainable development linked to policymaking, research and practice. She is strongly committed to public health promotion focusing on health equity and the social determinates of health through a-whole-government and whole-of-society approach.