Institutionen för strategisk hållbar utveckling, Rum H449C
Sophie I. Hallstedt is an associate professor at BTH. In her research from 2008 a foundation for Sustainable Product Development (SPD) was initiated. Since then she has developed the research area together with her colleagues and is now supervising several PhD students. Sophie is leading the research area SPD as one of the prioritized and selected research tracks at BTH. Her research is about how a strategic socio-ecological sustainability perspective can be integrated and implemented on strategic, tactical and operational levels in companies in order to be able to bring forward sustainable solutions. Several methods and approaches has come out from her research which for example, enhance the ability to measure: i) maturity level of sustainability implementation; ii) sustainability consequences of different solutions, and then; iii) quantify and visualize the progress of sustainability implementation. The purpose of her research is to increase the product design teams’ ability to make strategic choices and contribute to a more proactive company regarding sustainability issues and make business advantages out of that.
Sophie has the experience of doing action research and work in close collaboration with industry.