Full name

Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen

Institution / Affiliation

Public Administration and Policy Group Wageningen University

Short biography

Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Public International Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen’s major research has been in political science with emphasis on international relations and multi-level governance with an uderlying theme of transitions towards sustainable development. She has a special interest in the interaction between knowledge, values and institutions, as well the role of moral leadership for sustainability transitions. Her academic training started with an MSc in Biology/Ecotoxicology from Uppsala University , continued with a PhD (political science) from Linköping University and a post doc at Yale University. Dr. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen was one of the lead authors of UNEP’s Fourth Global Environmental Outlook Assessment (2007).

Work address

P.O. Box 8130


6700 EW

City / location




Public telephone number

+31 317 4 82133