Lena Ambjörn's main field of research is medieval medicine in the Middle East. She has produced textcritical editions of works attributed to the 9th century physician, astronomer and philosopher Qusta b. Luqa. Current projects concern the 10th century medical encyclopedia al-Mu'alajat al-Buqratiyya, Hippocratic treatments.
Other tasks and qualifications
Researcher at Copenhagen University 2001–2002
Einar Hansen Scholarship (320 000 SEK) 2001
Senior Lecturer of Arabic at Gothenburg University 2002–2003
Associate professor of Semitic Languages at Lund University 2004
Professor of Arabic at Lund University 2010
Secretary of the Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies (NSM) and Nordic representative at the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies (EURAMES) 2004-2007
Member of the Swedish Research institute, Istanbul
Member of the board of Vetenskapssocieteten, Lund,2006–2014.
Chairman of the board 2011–2014.
Member of Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskapssamfundet, Lund.
Member of the Royal Physiographic Society, Lund.
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.
Chairman of the group for evaluation of higher education in African and Oriental languages in Sweden, appointed by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, 2012-2013.
Elektor for the Swedish Research Council 2015