Dr Tomas Hanell (Affiliate scholar, Helsinki Inequality Initiative INEQ) is a postdoctoral researcher partaking in the JustDe project. He is a leading European authority on regional and local level indicators stemming from over two decades of experience of urban and regional development in the EU, the Baltic Sea Region and the Nordic countries. He has conducted applied quantitative research for supranational development organizations (e.g. the European Commission, DG Regio, DG Internal Policies, the OECD, the Nordic Council of Ministers), numerous national ministries throughout Europe, several cross-border cooperation bodies, and a vast number of regional and local level development organizations. He is a frequently used speaker at international seminars and conferences. He has had responsibility for statistics education in several international Ph.D. programmes (incl. FP7 ITN) and he is a member of the advisory board for the Postgraduate program Eastern Europe Center of Excellence in Planning.
Recently he has been involved in developing a set of well-being indicators for the European Commission (Eurostat), constructing indicators for measuring Territorial Cohesion in the Baltic Sea macroregion (ESPON), and developed the List of Common Output Indicators for external EU CBC programmes (EEAS). In his Doctoral Dissertation, he constructed an instrument for measuring quality of life and well-being in EU regions.
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