Licentiate in psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1973. Diploma in Education, Goteborg Institute of Education, 1974.
Instructor in psychology and education, Norrkoping/School of Pre-School Education, Sweden, 1974-1976; assistant professor in psychology and education, Goteborg U., Sweden, 1976-1992; head of department, Goteborg U., 1979-1984; senior faculty administrator, Goteborg U., 1987-1990; head of faculty office, Goteborg U., 1990-1996; principal administrative office, Goteborg U., since 1997; principal secretary, head of administration, Goteborg U. Library., since 1998.
Son of Ellinor Birgitta Elisabet Holmstad, November 29, 1968. Children: Jens - Tord, Bjorn, Rolf.