Nordic Gerontological Federation

Board of NGF

The executive committee:
President: Steinunn Þórðardóttir, Iceland
1. vice president:Jette Thuesen, Denmark
2. vice president: Nils Holand, Norway
Secreatry general at 25NKG: Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir, Iceland

NGF representatives in member organizations:
Sigurbjörg Hannesdóttir, Nils Holand, Sofi Fristedt, Mikaela von Bonsdorff, Esa Jämsen, Peter Nordström, Pia Nimann Kannegaard, Ólafur Samúelsson
, Elisa Tiilikainen, Jette Thuesen and Annelise Dyrli Flor. More information about the member organizations and their NGF representatives is presented on the interleaf About NGF.     

Secretary and treasurer of NGF: Louise Scheel Thomasen.

Scientific commitee

The Scientific Committee of NGF for the years 2021 & 2022.

Paolo Caserotti
University of Southern Denmark, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics
Pia Nimann Kannegaard
Bispebjerg Hospital, Department of Geriatric Medicine
Aske Juul Lassen
University of Copenhagen, SAXO-Institute and Centre for Healthy Aging
Charlotte Juul Nilsson
University of Copenhagen, Department of Public Health
Christine Swane
The EGV Foundation

Ilkka Pietilä
University of Helsinki,
Faculty of Social Sciences
Sari Stenholm
University of Turku, Department of Public Health / University of Tampere, Faculty of Social Sciences (Health sciences)
Hanna-Maria Riotto
University of Helsinki
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
Gudlaug Thorsdottir
University Hospital in Reykjavik

Marja Aartsen
NOVA, Norwegian Social Research, Oslo and Akerhus university college of Applied Sciences, Oslo
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.