Dr. Hellström is Associate Professor in Packaging Logistics in the Department of Design Sciences at the Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University. In addition, he is the Research Director of ReLog at Campus Helsingborg and involved in the Centre for Retail Research at Lund University, an interdisciplinary centre of excellence.
As an academic, Dr. Hellström’s research coalesces under the broad umbrella of Packaging Logistics. His research can be categorised into two main interconnected research streams: one relating to reverse logistics/closed-loop supply chains, and the other to environmentally responsible packaging design/supply chain practices. Much of his research work has been published in highly regarded scientific journals. He has received awards for his research and is the co-author of the book Managing Packaging Design for Sustainable Development.
Dr. Hellström is supervising several PhD students at Lund University. He has been accepted into LTH’s Pedagogical Academy and awarded the distinction of Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP). As co-director of LTH Career Academy, he is devoted to support and ensure newly appointed associate senior lecturers to fulfil their potential as academic professionals. Previously, he was Programme Director at Lund University for the Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus + Joint European Master Programme: Food Innovation and Product Design (FIPDes).