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Dr Malin Mobjörk

Senior Researcher

Dr Malin Mobjörk

Dr Malin Mobjörk

Dr Malin Mobjörk was a Senior Researcher and Director of SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Programme from 2016 to 2021. Malin’s expertise focuses on the intersection of climate change, security and development and how policy organizations are responding to climate-related security risks. Her work emerges from a comprehensive approach to security and she has a particular interest in exploring the interlinkages of different security challenges. Currently, Malin leads the project ‘Climate Change and Security’ as well as the work package ‘Geopolitics and Security in the Anthropocene’ within the research program Mistra Geopolitics, an interdisciplinary program examining the impact of climate and environmental change on today’s geopolitical landscape.

A second area of expertise relates to inter- and transdisciplinarity. This involves an interest in organizational issues of research and policy. She has also an interest in future studies and contributed to the Swedish Future Commission in 2013.

Malin holds a PhD in Water and Environmental Studies from Linköping University, Sweden. Prior to joining SIPRI in February 2016, Malin has worked in different academic settings in Sweden, e.g. at the universities of Stockholm, Linköping and Karlstad, and almost a decade at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI.

Between January–June 2018, Malin was a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC.

Subject expertise

Climate security; climate-related violent conflict; complex and emerging risks; scenario analysis, and inter- and transdisciplinary research

Regional expertise


Swedish, English

PhD in Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University, Sweden

  • Member of the Expert group for aid studies, EBA, 2015–current 
  • Advisor at the Swedish think tank Global Challenges (Global Utmaning) 2012–current
External publications