The consultants working for SIAP

As an expert consultant company, SIAP heavily relies on the expertise and professionalism of its consultants. SIAP is a Limited Company owned by dr. Marika Melin and dr. Pär Larsson. The consultants working for SIAP are all highly educated and handpicked due to their special expertise within the field of aviation, human resource and behavioral sciences.

Our consultants are licensed psychologists, behavior scientists and/or Ph.D:s and several of them have been working as Aviation Psychologists for many years. As examples of their previous experience and assignments can be mentioned: pilot recruitment assessments for SAS, SAS APAC, SAS Commuter, Air Botnia/Blue One, Thai Airways and TUIFly Nordic; Ab Initio assessments for SAS/NAIA; Ab Initio advisory service for students at Bromma flying school/Scandinavian A A and LidAir; seminars at SAS Flight Academy; education of SAS cabin crew; team assessments for SAS Stations; quality assurance projects for SAS Flight Operations Department; safety culture assessments; aptitude testing for Lund University School of Aviation (LUSA), Scandinavian Aviation Academy (BFSAA). 

The following consultants are working for SIAP: 

Ms Malin Adell: Licensed Psychologist, expert in neuropsychiatric investigations and intelligence assessments. Broad experience in neuropsychology as well as statistics and research methodology.

Dr Stellan Arvidsson Hyving: Ph.D., Behavior Scientist and expert in management, leadership, organization and education. Learning specialist at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)with profound experience of intercultural work.

Mr Lars Axelsson: Behavior scientist and human factors specialist at the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, mainly focusing on safety management and safety culture.

 Mr Thomas Backlund: Behavior Scientist and Educational Advisor with profound experience of pilot and cabin crew training at Oxford Aviation Academy. Broad experience of lecturing and research in field of Adult Learning at Stockholm University and the Swedish Army.

Mr Per Calleberg: Licensed Psychologist, B.Sc. in Biology. Expertise in crisis management, counseling and trauma psychotherapy. Per has experience of assessment in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Lecturer at, e.g., Stockholm University and on CCM courses (Crowd and Crisis Management) in the maritime sector.

Ms Maria Farm: Licensed Psychologist with broad experience from crisis management, neuropsychological assessment, counselling and psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral therapy). Maria is also the writer of three books to the broad public about anxiety, worry, loss, trauma, sorrow and death.

Mr Bengt Grandelius: Licensed Psychologist with profound experience of pilot assessment. A highly requested lecturer and psychotherapist, with broad expertise within the field of human behavior.

Mr Mikael Hansson: Licensed Psychologist and a highly requested consultant within the field of human resource. Extensive experience of management, leadership, coaching and education.

Mr Mattias Klawitter: Licensed Psychologist with profound experience of pilot assessment. Psychotherapist with expertise in counselling and crisis handling.

Dr Pär Larsson (VP SIAP): Licensed Psychologist and Ph.D. from the prominent Stockholm School of Economics. Specialized in human resources, innovation capacity and organizational learning and change. Broad experience from both research/lecturing and therapy.


Dr Marika Melin (CEO SIAP): Ph.D. and Behavior Scientist specialized in competence and cognitive capacity. Scientist/researcher and senior lecturer with research funds from the prominent Swedish Council for Working life and Social Research (FAS). Head of SIAP.

Mr Christian Morath: Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience from assessment for high-risk professions, especially Air Force pilots. Presently working at the the Armed Forces Organisation in Sweden, at the Department for Special Selection at Human Resource Centre, SAF.

Mrs Annika Wohlström: Licensed Psychologist and consultant with long experience of advanced assessment in recruitment processes. Expert in leadership development and trainer for assessment and the use of psychometrical tests.