Thomas Karlsson

Thomas Karlsson.

Name: Thomas Karlsson
Job titleChief Specialist
Tel: +358 29 524 7021
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Nordic and international alcohol policy
  • Alcohol imports and cross-border trade
  • Recorded and unrecorded alcohol consumption
  • Alcohol related harm

Primary duties

  • Alcohol policy research
  • Evaluation of prevention projects and national programmes
  • Nordic and international comparisons

Work experience

  • Chief Specialist, THL, 2019
  • Senior Researcher, THL, 2014-2019
  • Researcher, THL, 2009–
  • Researcher, Stakes, 2000–2008
  • Project Manager, Nordic Council for Alcohol and Drugs, 1998–2000

Language skills

  • Sweden (native)
  • Finnish (excellent)
  • English (excellent)
  • German (satisfactory) 

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory board of Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD)
  • Secretary of the group investigating travelers imports of alcoholic beverages


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