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

  • Chairperson

  • Ann-Zofie Duvander

    Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Members

  • Kjell Broström

    The Swedish Partnership for Mental Health (NSPH), Sweden

  • Espen Dahl

    Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

  • Inger Fröman

    City of Lund, Sweden (retired)

  • Björn Johnson

    Department of Social Work, Malmö University, Sweden

  • Björn Lyxell

    Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Urban Markström

    Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden

  • Karin Osvaldsson Cromdal

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

  • Tine Rostgaard

    Department of Social Work, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Marjanna Seppänen

    The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland