Dr Jesper W. Simonsen
Executive Director, Research Council of Norway (RCN), Norway.
Gender in the Nordic Research and innovation Area – A New Nordic Initiative
KEF 5: Nordic Call for gendered science knowledge
Jesper Werdelin Simonsen is Executive Director at the Research Council of Norway, where he oversees research funding in the areas of health, welfare, education and society, as well as development research and international bilateral cooperation. Simonsen is also currently member Norway's Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research. Before coming to the Research Council, Simonsen worked for 14 years as researcher and research manager in the field of agricultural research. From 1997 to 2000 he served as State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Environment.