Doctor of Philosophy in Communication, Linkupig University, 1990—1997.
Senior lecturer media and communication Umea University, 1996—1999, research fellow, senior lecturer sociology, since 2007, associate professor social work, since 2007. Senior research fellow Lulea University of Technology, 1999—2002. Swedish editor Nardic Journal Social Work, Oslo, 2005—2008.
Board director Stangastaden Community Housing Company, Likiping, 1991—1994, Bostaden Community Housing Complex., Unei, 1998—2009. Social welfare board mem Umes. Municipality, 2009; Member of Swedish Association Social Work Research, Swedish Sociological Association.
Married Anna Forsgren, July 21. Children: Tyra Sjostrom Forsgren, Sigge Sjostrom Forsgren.