Nordic Gerontological Federation

Board of NGF

The executive committee:
President: Nils Holand
1. vice president: Steinunn Þórðardóttir
2. vice president: Marja Jylhä
Secreatry general at 24NKG: Marijke Veenstra
Secretary and treasurer: Linda Enroth

NGF representatives in member organizations:
Sigurbjörg Hannesdóttir, Nils Holand, Susanne Iwarsson, Mikaela von Bonsdorff, Eija Lönnroos, Peter Nordström, Pia Nimann Kannegaard,
Steinunn Þórðardóttir, Jette Thuesen, Marijke Veenstra and Minna Ylilahti. More information about the member organizations and their NGF representatives is presented on the interleaf About NGF.     

Scientific commitee

The Scientific Committee of NGF for the years 2017 and 2018

Paolo Caserotti
University of Southern Denmark, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics
Pia Nimann Kannegaard
Bispebjerg Hospital, Department of Geriatric Medicine
Aske Juul Larssen
University of Copenhagen, SAXO-Institute and Centre for Healthy Aging
Anu Siren
SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research
Christine Swane
EGV Foundation

Ilkka Pietilä
University of Tampere, Faculty of Social Sciences
Sari Stenholm
University of Turku, Department of Public Health / University of Tampere, Faculty of Social Sciences (Health sciences)
Elisa Tiilikainen
University of Eastern Finland, Department of Social Sciences
Päivi Topo
The Age Institute, Helsinki
Elina Sillanpää
University of Jyväskylä
Gerontology Research Center, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir
University of Iceland, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition & The Icelandic Gerontological Research Institute
Adalsteinn Gudmundsson
University Hospital in Reykjavik
Ingibjörg Hjaltadóttir
Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland and Emergency, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation Services, Landspitlai/National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ólafur Samúelsson
National University Hospital of Iceland, Department of Geriatrics
Gudlaug Thorsdottir
University Hospital in Reykjavik

Marja Aartsen
NOVA, Norwegian Social Research, Oslo and Akerhus university college of Applied Sciences, Oslo
Hanne Merete Eriksen
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo
Nico Keilman (UiO)
University of Oslo, Department of Economics
Zada Pajalic
Faculty of Health Sciences at (HiOA), Oslo and Akerhus university college of Applied Sciences, Oslo

Janicke Andersson
Lund University,
Active and Healthy Ageing Research Group
Stefan Fors
Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University
Sofi Fristedt
Jönköping University, Department of Rehabilitation, School of Health and Welfare
Andreas Motel-Klingebiel
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division Ageing and Social Change
Joy Torgé
Jönköping University, Institute of Gerontology, School of health and welfare


The Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF) was founded 1974 as an umbrella organization for the gerontological and geriatric organizations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The primary mission of NGF is to support, organize and expand gerontological research, development and eduction within the Nordic countries. Read more about NGF by clicking the tabs in the left menu.