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Maria Bennich

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

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Phone: +46 19 303418

Room: L2306

Maria Bennich
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About Maria Bennich

Maria Bennich has a PhD in sociology with a focus on work and working life and defended her thesis in 2012 at Linköping University. The focus of her thesis is elderly care and competence development for care staff and how employers organise learning.

Maria Bennich has many years of experience of working within social work as an administrator in the social services, treatment assistant and information officer, care assistant within psychiatric care and care assessor within elderly care.

Her research interests include older people’s opportunity for self-determination and influence over care interventions, issues concerning the care staff's competence and learning, how the introduction of new governing principles – the Swedish Public Procurement Act (LOU), the Act on System of Choice in the Public Sector (LOV) – affects the organisation of care work and the dilemmas that arise in elderly care, which is exposed to rapidly increasing demands from society.

Maria Bennich is part of the research network National research network for client influence on ageing matters. The network, which started in the spring of 2009, brings together participants with a special interest in research and development issues with a focus on influence and participation in ageing matters.

Her teaching is conducted on the Social Work Programme and primarily on courses at the master’s level, e.g. organisation and management. She is also a supervisor of degree projects.


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Articles in journals

Articles, reviews/surveys

Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries