About Per-Åke Nylander
Took BA in Social Work in 1978 and MA in Social Work in 1996. Employed as qualified social worker from 1978 to 1993, in the social services, probation services, schools and drug abuse treatment programs. Took his PhD in Social Work in 2011 on the dissertation "Managing the Dilemma. Occupational Cultures and Identities amon Prison Officers". Reader, and Senior Lecturer in Social Work. Have lectured in two different social work programs, from 1993 and on. Created, lead lectured the 10 weeks University Course for Prison Officers, a part of their regular training from 2002 to 2012. Have run courses and lectured in Criminology from 2011 and on.
The research concerns prison and probation work, drug abuse treatment and social work in residential care and treatment. Participated in the following projects:
2005-2006 Prison officers and Prison work
2007-2010 Prison officers - occupational cultures, occupational identities and job satisfaction
2012-2014 Prison-based Drug Treatment in the Nordic Countries
2015-2016 Childhood with a parent in prison
Participate in two international networks, one on confinement research and the other on emotion research. Co-author in six published anthologies on prisons, and about a dozen journal articles. Belong to a prison research section in research group ProSA in the research environment Social Work Studies at Örebro University, and collaborate with CAPS research group in Criminology.