Johanna GustafssonTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303948
About Johanna Gustafsson
Johanna Gustafsson (b. 1975) is a senior lecturer/associate professor at Örebro University. Currently she also has an assignment as head of unit at the Unit for Activity and Health. Johanna has a master's degree in behavioral science with psychology as a major, from 2003 and a PhD in Disability Science from 2014, at Örebro University.
Johanna's main focus in research is vocational rehabilitation and working life for people with disabilities, with a special interest in the Supported employment (SE) methods. She is currently involved as a researcher in several different projects which concern Supported employment and gender, health and wellness factors for people with hearing impairment in working life, implementation of Supported employment, and Solution-focused working methods and health for unaccompanied adolescents at HVB homes and in Upper secondary education, as well as validation of ICF core sets for hearing loss.
Johanna's teaching assignments are both at the undergraduate level in the Audiologist program and in the Occupational Therapist program, and at the advanced level, on doctoral courses in Disability Science. She mainly teaches in subjects related to her research topics and research methods.
Johanna is currently supervising two doctoral students:
Elin Karlsson since 2017 (assistant supervisor)
Ingrid Witte since 2019 (assistant supervisor)
Collaborations and assignments
Johanna has several national and international assignments and collaborations. Since 2016, she is the Swedish expert in the Academic Network of Experts in Disability (ANED), which reports to the European Commission. She is also an international expert in INTEGRATE, a research program at Oslo Metropolitan University.
Johanna has been involved in different assignments in the Swedish welfare sector. In recent years, she has had assignments as process support in the project Breddad Rekrytering which is run by SALAR, evaluator of Arvsfonden's Egen Kraft project, evaluator in the Implementation of Supported employment at Jobbtorg Stockholm, co-researcher in "Research project in collaboration to describe and strengthen health among unaccompanied adolescents and staff at HVB homes and in three Swedish municipalities" and in the SIM project (Solution-focused Intervention for Mental Health among students in Upper secondary education). Johanna has also had several different national and international assignments related to disability issues.