Moa WahlqvistTitle: Affiliated Researcher School/office: School of Health Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303000
About Moa Wahlqvist
Moa Wahlqvist, Ph.D Disability science and social worker. She is affiliated researcher to the School of Health Sciences at Örebro University. Moa works part time as a researcher at the Audiological Research Center and the University Health Care Research Center at the University hospital.
Moas research interests focuses persons with deafblindness, health and quality of life, rehabilitation/habilitation and strategies for coping with everyday living and family life. She is also involved as assistant supervisor in a doctoral project about older adults with severe dual sensory loss. In a recently started research project accessibility issues relating to information to persons with deafblindness during the Corona pandemic will be addressed.
Assignments and networks
Moa has a part time employment at the Swedish Resource Center for Deafblindness where she holds a position as coordinator for issues relating to how to make research accessible for professionals working in the field of deafblindness and of how to develop and secure methods for support to persons with deafblindness. The Swedish Resource Center for Deafblindness has the assaigment from the National Board of Health and Welfare to gather, develop and spread knowledge about deafblindness to professionals working i the field of deafblindness in Sweden.
Moa is involved in networks and working groups in Nordic and International context, for example Deafblind International Research Network, Deafblind International Usher Network and the Nordic Welfare Center working group concerning Usher syndrome. She has also had an active part in the development of two courses on advanced level for professionals working within low vision rehabilitation. This work was done in collaboration with the Low Vision Clinic in Örebro.