Hjördís Guðmundsdóttir

Research Fellow (on parental leave)

A social scientist with an academic background in public policy and social protection, focused on quantitative policy analysis. Hjördís is currently finishing her MA degree in Research, specialising in rural development.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Public Policy & Human Development, Maastricht University UNU-MERIT, Netherlands
  • BA Social and Economic Development, University of Akureyri, Iceland


  • Icelandic (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Portuguese, Spanish (Working knowledge)
  • Scandinavian (In progress)

Previous positions

  • Graduate assistant, University of Akureyri, Iceland
  • PISA Test Administrator, Directorate of Education, Iceland
  • Intern and Technical advisor, Icelandic Development Agency, Mozambique
  • Research assistant, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland