Dr Eriksson completed her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Behavioural Science at Griffith University, Brisbane. She then returned to her native Sweden for a short break before undertaking an MPhil in Criminology at Cambridge University.
Her doctoral studies took her to Northern Ireland where she completed a thesis titled andlsquo;Community Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland: Building Bridges and Challenging Cultures of Violence' at Queen's University Belfast.
In 2009, Dr Eriksson was awarded the prestigious ANZSOC New Scholar of the Year Prize.
Dr Eriksson teaches: