Karin HellfeldtTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
Phone: +46 19 301329
About Karin Hellfeldt
Karin Hellfeldt, Phd in Social Work (2016), and senior lecturer in Criminology. She is a research member of CAPS - Center for Criminological and Psychosocial Research at Örebro University in which she is the research leader of the the research group Victimology.
Her research focus mainly on Victimology in general, and more specific, children and adolescents' experiences of violence, with a specific focus on school violence, bullying and peer victimization. Her main expertise lie in how different sources of support (i.e. teachers, peers and parents) and supportive interactions might mitigate the negative consequences of being victimized during childhood. Also, she uses a holistic theoretically approach when examining childhood victimization, trying to understand how children experience victimization across contexts (i.e. poly-victimization). She is also interested in the consequences of having a parent in prison during childhood.
Karin teaches on independent courses in Criminology, both on the basic and advanced level, as well as on the Criminology programme, and the Social Work program at Örebro University. She is currently the Program Director of the Criminology Program.
She is a recipient of several awards and prizes for her work; Örebro Region Collaboration Award 2014, and Outstanding Paper in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards .
Current PhD students:
- Nadezhda Golovchanova