Doctor of Laws, Lund University, Sweden, 1983.
Professor, public law Uppsala University, Sweden, 1986—1989. Professor, social law Lund University, 1989—1996. Professor, public and social law University Gothenburg, Sweden, since 1996.
Member National Social Insurance Board, Stockholm, National Social Welfare Board, Stockholm, 1988—2010. Master: Royal Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Gothenburg).
Married Lars Gisselsson, May 31, 1969 (div. 1979); children: Marie Gisselsson Solén, Lennart Gisselsson. Married Jan-Erik Vahlne, October 2, 1999.