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Marie Matérne

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

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Room: L2248

Marie Matérne
Research subject

About Marie Matérne

Marie Matérne is an assoicate professor in social work and a registered health care counselor. She holds a Ph.D. in disability studies and has previously worked, among other roles, as a manager and developer in habilitation and rehabilitation services.


Marie Matérne's research focuses on individuals with disabilities from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Her projects include:

  • Studying individuals who have suffered from strokes and examining aspects of quality of life and resilience. Results indicate that stroke survivors may not accept their disabilities but adapt their lives accordingly. Healthcare counselors play a crucial role in rehabilitation.
  • Initiating a project on rehabilitation for women with traumatic brain injuries in collaboration with researchers in Sydney, Australia.
  • Exploring "Water Dance," a combination of water therapy and floor dancing, for individuals with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), which demonstrates how interaction and activity are promoted among the target group through this method.
  • Ensuring the quality of care for individuals with PIMD. Two ongoing projects within this area are: 1) exploring experiences from a caregiver's perspective, and 2) developing an instrument to measure quality of care.
  • Conducting an interview study on how the work environment is affected for interpreters working with Swedish Sign Language remotely compared to on-site interpretation.
  • Investigating the theories used in dissertations within healthcare by doctoral-level social workers and how they are applied.

Marie is collaborating with national and international researchers.


Marie primarily teaches on the healthcare counselor program and supervises theses at the master's and bachelor's levels.

Doctoral Candidates

Alexandra Björck (primary supervisor), occupational therapist, Kumla Municipality - Investigating the relationship between cognitive impairment, quality of life, and activity, as well as how movement-based interactive technology can impact these factors. (WAKE IT)
Daniel Pichler (primary supervisor), research secretary, UFC - Examining the quality of care for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (QoC PIMD).
Anette Granberg (co-supervisor), development manager, Region Örebro - Exploring barriers and opportunities for implementing interventions and methods within the field of disabilities.
Sofia Kangedal (co-supervisor), physiotherapist, Region Örebro - Investigating physical exercise as a treatment for post-stroke fatigue.
Roles and Responsibilities

Scientific Council 

  • Reviewing applications for the Brain Injury Fund.
  • Developing a national competence center for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.
  • Board member of the Stroke Team Congress.
  • Representative in The International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI).
  • Participation in a national network for healthcare counselors.


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Articles in journals

Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries