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Anna-Karin Larsson

Position: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

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Anna-Karin Larsson
Research subject Research environments

About Anna-Karin Larsson

Anna-Karin Larsson is a historian, senior lecturer in social work and vice-dean for equality and education at the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences.


Anna-Karin Larsson's research areas include historical research on the health of children and young people, as well as social science research on men's violence against women.

The historical research spans medicine and social history, as well as gender and childhood history, primarily during the 19th and 20th centuries. It has addressed medical perceptions of children, youth, gender, health, and illness. In the research project "Youth Mental Health circa 1970-2010," perspectives on, issues related to, and explanations for the mental health of children and young people have been examined from a gender perspective. The project has been conducted within the framework of the interdisciplinary program Three-City Study on Youth Mental Health.

Social science research is conducted within the RiskSam project, where Larsson is involved in several sub-studies. In Livsam, the significance of risk management according to the RiskSam model for the quality of life of those affected, as well as perceptions of societal support and the consequences of post-violence, is examined. Verksam explores the work of police officers and social workers in risk assessment and risk management of domestic violence and stalking, as well as their experiences and perceptions of internal and external collaboration. Risk Management in Practice applies a rural and countryside perspective to the work of professionals to learn more about the specific conditions, challenges, and needs of working with domestic violence in rural areas.


Anna-Karin Larsson teaches courses on scientific theory and research methods within the Social Work program and supervises bachelor's and master's theses.

Collaborations and assignments

The interdisciplinary research network FlickForsk! - Nordic Network for Girlhood Studies has been based at the Department of Social Work at Örebro University since January 2022. Anna-Karin Larsson coordinates the network together with Linda Arnell and participates in the network's steering group.

Larsson is also active in the research group Children's Living Conditions and Well-being (BLIVA).

Together with Rúna Baianstovu, she is the editor of the publication series "Working Papers and Reports in Social Work."



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Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews

Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, monographs