Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Professor, Ph.D. Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjöberg, works at the Department of Psychology, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her speciality is social psychology, see also Social Psychology and Risk, and she is a member of the ROSS Gemini Centre  Drottz-Sjöberg has published in these fields of  research since the mid 1980’s, including public reactions to radiation, radioactive waste, environmental issues as well as perception and communication in contexts of health, environment and technology. She was the president of the SRA-Europe 1998-99,a mamber of the Swedish National Committee on Radiation Protection Research at KVA til 2017, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Swedish Risk Academy til 2019 and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Projects in progress: Risk Perception and Communication: Comparisons of reactions to the Fukushima and Chernobyl accidents. NTNU/psychology and Japanese universities in Nagoya and Fukushima.

Professor Tatsuo Ujiie

Nagoya university

Drottz-Sjøberg, B.-M. (2019). Aspects of Risk Communication. Presentation at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s seminar, May 22, Piperska Muren, Stockholm.

Drottz-Sjøberg, B.-M. (2019). Communication on Water. Presentation at the Nordic Meeting on Water and Sewer Trondheim Municipality, May 7, Trondheim, Statens Hus.

Drottz-Sjøberg, B.-M. (2019). Perspectives on interaction with society and associated risks and uncertainties. The NKS 'Nordic Nuclear and Radiation Risk Estimates - Advances and Uncertainties' seminar, Stockholm, January 15-16.

Drottz-Sjøberg, B. M. (2018). Public perception on radioactive waste issues from a social psychology point of view. Presentation at the IAEA Technical Meeting: Learning from the Experience of Local Communities on Stakeholder involvement in Radioactive waste Management Programmes. November 13, Vienna, Austria.

Drottz-Sjøberg, B.-M. (2017). Reactions to risk – are lessons from the Chernobyl accident relevant in our time? Presentation October 10, 2017, Faculty of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan.


Drottz-Sjøberg, B.-M. (2017). Lessons from the Chernobyl accident. Presentation at the J-conference, October 9, 2017, Nagoya International Conference Hall, Japan.

Recent projects: Klartänkt-projektet, see


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  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (2010) Perception of Nuclear Wastes across Extreme Time Perspectives. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy. vol. 1 (4).
  • Sjøberg, Lennart; Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (2009) Public risk perception of nuclear waste. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management. vol. 11 (3-4).
  • Sjøberg, Lennart; Sjøberg, Britt-Marie Drottz. (2008) Risk perception by politicians and the public. Energy and Environment. vol. 19 (3+4).
  • Andersson, Kjell; Sjøberg, Britt-Marie Drottz; Espejo, R; Fleming, P. A.; Wene, C. -O.. (2006) Models of Transparency and Accountability in the Biotech Age. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. vol. 26 (1).
  • Sjøberg, Britt-Marie Drottz; Moen, Bjørg Elin. (2005) Risk Perception and Demand for Risk Mitigation in Transport. Experts, Politicians and Lay People Compared. Major Risks, Public Challenges and Governments. Book of Abstracts. 14th SRA Europe Annual Meeting.
  • Sjøberg, Lennart; Sjøberg, Britt-Marie Drottz. (2005) Public risk perception of nuclear waste. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management.
  • Sjøberg, Britt-Marie Drottz. (2004) Avslutande kommentar. In Kärnavfall � demokrati och vetenskap KASAM, Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste. SOU. vol. 99.
  • Sjøberg, Britt-Marie Drottz; Havenaar, J.M.; De Wilde, E. J.; Van der Bout, J.; Van der Brink, W.. (2003) Perception of risk and subjective health among victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 56 (3).
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie; Havenaar, J.M.; Wilde, E. J.; van den Bout, J.; van den Brink, W.. (2003) Perception of risk and subjective health among victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 56 (3).
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (2001) Public risk perception of nuclear waste. Journal of Radiological Protection.
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie; Sjöberg, Lennart. (2001) Fairness, risk and risk tolerance in the siting of a nuclear waste repository. Journal of Risk Research. vol. 4.
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (2000) Exposure to risk and trust in information; Implications for the credibility of risk communication. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies.
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (2000) Perceived control, voluntariness and emotional reactions in relocated areas of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Risk Management & Insurance Review.
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (2000) Varied definitions of risk related to sensation seeking trait. Risk Management & Insurance Review.
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (1998) Proceedings of the United States-Former Soviet Union Seminar on Social Science Research on Mitigation for Recovery from Disasters and Large Scale Hazards. Volume I: The American Participation. Edited by E. L. Quarantelli and K. Popov. Newark, Delaware: Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, 1993. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. vol. 1 (16).
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie; Dåstøl, Pål. (1998) Sensation seeking related to varied definitions of risk. Proceedings of the 8th SRA-Europe's Annual Conference.
  • Sjöberg, L.; Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie. (1997) Physical and managed risk of nuclear waste. Risk: Health, safety & environment. vol. 8.
  • Drottz Sjøberg, Britt-Marie; Allen, P.T; Archangelskaya, G.V.; Belyaev, S.T.; Demin, V.F.; Hedemann-jensen, P.; Morrey, M.; Prilipko, V.A.; Ramsaev, P.V.; Rumyantseva, G.M.; Savkin, M.N.; Sharp, C.; Skryabin, A.M.. (1996) Optimization of health protection of the public following a major nuclear accident: Interaction between radiation protection and social and psychological factors. Health Physics. vol. 71.