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Welfare research

This group deals mainly with understanding the complexity of how people perceive their everyday lives in relation to the opportunities and limitations of citizenship.

Contact

Senior Lecturer

Anna-Lena Almqvist

+4616153725

anna-lena.almqvist@mdh.se

Senior Lecturer

Els-Marie Anbäcken

+4616153478

els-marie.anbacken@mdh.se

The group´s umbrella perspective is Welfare Research. More specifically, it encompasses national, international and transnational, or in other words glocal, welfare studies, where the role of the civil society is of special interest. Moreover, this overall perspective facilitates a deeper approach on group members’ individual research subjects. This is exemplified by studies regarding children and older people as well as persons with disabilities. Countries included, apart from Sweden, are China, India, Japan, South Korea, UK, US and Thailand. In this group, we also have various collaboration agreements with different universities. We aim for a mix of PhD students and senior researchers, for an academic environment which is mutually conducive.

Members

Lecturer

Ciro Aparicio

+4616153449

ciro.aparicio@mdh.se

Senior Lecturer

Ildikó Asztalos Morell

+4621107321

ildiko.asztalos.morell@mdh.se

Senior Lecturer

Munir Dag

+4616153415

munir.dag@mdh.se

Senior Lecturer

Jessica Holmgren

+4616153412

jessica.holmgren@mdh.se

Doctoral Student

Carl Johansson

carl.johansson@mdh.se

Research Assistant

Zlatana Knezevic

zlatana.knezevic@mdh.se

Lecturer

Sylvia Olsson

+4616153263

sylvia.olsson@mdh.se

Lecturer

Eric Svanelöv

+4616153435

eric.svanelov@mdh.se

Senior Lecturer

Lena Talman

+4616153258

lena.talman@mdh.se

Anchalee Thitasan

anchalee.thitasan@mdh.se

Senior Lecturer

Marianne Velandia

+4621107365

marianne.velandia@mdh.se

Manothai Wongsala

+4616153272

manothai.wongsala@mdh.se

Ongoing research projects

The overall aim is to increase the knowledge about care practices, experiences of support and attitudes towards mental health and integration during the asylum process.


Project manager: Jessica Holmgren

Main financing: The Swedish Red Cross University College

Syftet är att materialet ska leda till ökad kommunikation och förståelse kring sin genomförandeplan, men också att öka brukarnas känsla av att kunna påverka och ha makt över sin egen livssituation, sina arbetsuppgifter, sin närmiljö etc.


Project manager: Lena Talman

Main financing: MDH

The task was to carry out a knowledge overview to form a basis for municipalities and regions to work according to “best practice” in evidence based care for older adults. In the final phase of the project the study was focused on person with dementia – what is “best practice” from their point of view?


Project manager: Els-Marie Anbäcken

Main financing: MKHV

This research project focuses on finding an appropriate practice to develop older people´s quality of life-related to the health, participation and security. The intervention is introducing Lomwong Saansook Meeting using the PDSA wheel as a tool for lifestyle change. The research project lifts up the importance and needs of older persons´ own voices to be heard with regards to activities for them.


Project manager: Els-Marie Anbäcken

Main financing: Ministry of Public Health in Thailand


Project manager: Anna-Lena Almqvist

Main financing: British Academy of the Social Sciences, UK

The aim of the vignette study is to explore how family roles and relations are affected when it comes to caregiving of the eldest generation.


Project manager: Els-Marie Anbäcken

Main financing: STINT, MDH

This study aims to increase knowledge on assessment procedures and the use of manuals in social work for children and older adults, by analyzing differences and similarities in procedures, assessments and proposed interventions of identical cases made by professionals in Sweden, South-Korea and Japan.


Project manager: Els-Marie Anbäcken

Main financing: STINT, MDH

The overall aim of this thesis is to deepen the understanding of participation for adults with cognitive disability (> 18 years) in co-ordinated individual planning (CIP) from different perspectives and to analyse in what way professional creates conditions for the individual's participation in CIP.


Project manager: Liv Nordström

Main financing: FoU i Sörmland, kommuner and Region i Sörmland

This is a research and development study of how life is experienced by persons living with dementia at care homes in Japan and Sweden.


Project manager: Els-Marie Anbäcken

Main financing: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Project manager: Anna-Lena Almqvist

Main financing: Mälardalens kompetenscentrum för hälsa och välfärd (MKHV)