The scientific advisory council

The council's task is to be an advisory body to the foundation's board in matters concerning the fulfillment of the foundation's purpose. The scientific advisory council evaluates all applications and reviews the projects.


Walter Osika


Associate professor of clinical neuroscience, physician specializing in internal medicine, cardiology and psychiatry. Director of the Center for Social Sustainability at Karolinska Institutet, commission of trust as an expert in public investigations. Research covering early risk factors for cardiovascular and psychiatric diseases, mental stress and fatigue syndrome, as well as various aspects of sustainability.


Miek Jong


Director of NAFKAM and professor at Norges arktiske universitet, Tromsø, Norway. Associate professor at Mittuniversitetet Sundsvall.
Jong has more than 20 years of experience with investigating the effectiveness and safety of CAM modalities such as meditation, yoga, hypnotherapy, anthroposophic medicine, homeopathy, guided imagery, massage, herbs, nutrition and dietary supplements. Jong’s particular interests include supportive care in cancer, with specific focus on wilderness therapy. She has published more than 150 papers, articles, book chapters.


Ann-Marie Dock Gustavsson


Ann-Marie has a PhD in plant cultivation and works with research, teaching and advice on plant cultivation; mainly weed biology, organic production and biological diversity in the agricultural landscape. Over the years, she has worked at SLU, Hushållningssällskapet, Hedmark University, the Swedish Board of Agriculture and at the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Among other things, she has been a member of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Council for Biological Diversity 1994-2021.


Axel Mie


Researcher at the University of Stockholm.


Georg Carlsson


Professor at the Swedish University of Agriculturas Sciences.


Klas Blomgren


Professor at Karolinska institutet.


Johanna Hök


Assistant professor at Karolinska institutet.


Hubertus Videgård


Hubertus has worked for many years as an IT project manager but has for the last few years been focusing on the Ekhaga Foundation and his own business. Hubertus is a graduate in economics and the grandson of the foundation's founder.