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 2023

  • Chairperson

  • Karin Osvaldsson Cromdal

    Linköping University, Sweden

  • Members

  • Björn Johnson

    Malmö University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Urban Markström

    Umeå University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Sabine Gruber

    Mid Sweden University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Olof Bäckman

    Stockholm University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Pernilla Liedgren

    Mälardalen University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Sirpa Wrede

    University of Helsinki, Finland

    Scientific reviewer

  • Karen Christensen

    Roskilde University, Denmark

    Scientific reviewer

  • Inger Fröman

    City of Lund, Sweden (retired)

    Community representative

  • Kjell Broström

    The Swedish Partnership for Mental Health (NSPH), Sweden

    Community representative