The area includes research on social work and social care in a broad sense, both within the welfare state and within civil society.

The area includes research on social services efforts and activities, organisation, methodology development and collaboration with other organizations. The research can encompass both interventions and preventive measures. Social work in health care, the educational system and other organisations, as well as research on informal care and the role of relatives are also included.

It also covers research on the interaction between citizens and social service representatives, for example individual and family care, elderly care and childcare.

Members of the review panel

  • Ordförande

  • Ann-Zofie Duvander

    Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Ledamöter

  • Kjell Broström

    The Swedish Partnership for Mental Health (NSPH), Sweden

  • Peter Dellgran

    Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Lennart Forsberg

    Stiftelsen Göteborgs Kyrkliga Stadsmission, Sweden

  • Urban Markström

    Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden

  • Lars Oscarsson

    Department of social sciences, Ersta Sköndal University College, Sweden

  • Karin Osvaldsson Cromdal

    Division of Social Work (SOCARB), Linköping University, Sweden

  • Tine Rostgaard

    Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research, Denmark

  • Marjanna Seppänen

    The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Stephen Widen

    School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden