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Åsa Källström

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

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Phone: +46 19 303007

Room: L2341

Åsa Källström
Research subject Research environments

About Åsa Källström

Åsa Källström (previously Cater) is a trained social worker and has previously worked at a treatment home for teenage girls with psychosocial problems. She has worked at Örebro University since 1996 and is Professor of Social work since 2015.


Åsa Källströms research focuses on children’s and young people’s experiences of violence, primarily violence in the family, but also children’s victimization to neglect and criminality and how society can meet the children’s needs of professional support.

Åsa Källström is currently working in the projects ”Barn- och föräldrarelationer vid fängelsevistelse”, Utvärdering mentorer för ensamkommande ungdomar”, Post-Victimization Support in Sweden - The Matching between youth's need of support after victimization and the support that is available to them”, ”SOFIA likes school”, and ”AWARE: Women Abused as children - Resilience and Experiences


Åsa Källström supervises and examines papers in social work and teaches, mainly about children’s and young people’s exposure to and experiences of violence, but also about research ethics. She organized the course Swedish Kids’ Club.

Networks and collaborations

Åsa Källström also:

Initiated and is active participant in The Michigan-Örebro collaboration for childhood exposure to IPV research (Universities of Notre Dame, Memphis, Michigan och Örebro),

Is an active member of the Nordic Network for researchers in the Nordic countries working with child witnesses to family violence (ca 45 researchers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden),

Is an active member of The COST network on cultural victimology (49 researchers from 10 countries in Europe),

Participated in developing and is active member of iRiSk (Insatser och risk-skyddsbedömningar för våldsutsatta barn) (GU, KaU, UU och ÖU), and

Participated in developing and is active member The Violence Hub, A Platform for Outreach, Education and Critical Studies of Violence at Örebro University.

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Articles in journals

Articles, reviews/surveys


Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, monographs