Social Work

Social Work research has a focus on social problems, living conditions for individuals and groups, analysis of social work and the organisation of social welfare.

Special needs or social problems affecting individuals or groups are explored through a rights perspective and system perspective, often with an intersectional approach. Social work research is carried out within the following research groups at the academy:

  • Children and participation (ChiP)
  • Care, recovery and health
  • Critical perspectives in violence prevention
  • Equity research
  • Co-production research within health and welfare
  • Studies of social categorizations (SoS)
  • Welfare systems, living conditions and human rights in a national and global perspective

Scientific leader

Maria Eriksson, professor of Social Work
maria.eriksson@mdh.se
Phone: 016 - 15 37 76