Sara ThunbergTitle: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
Phone: +46 19 303824
About Sara Thunberg
Sara Thunberg is a trained social worker and PhD in social work. She has been working at Örebro University since 2013.
Sara Thunberg mainly teaches on courses within the Social Work Program and other courses within social work.
Sara Thunberg's research mainly focus on post-victimization support for youth crime victims, and especially the matching between youths' needs of support after victimization and available support in society. She has right external funding from Brottsoffermyndigheten to study this.
Previously, Sara Thunberg have been studying post-victimization support in general, but mainly to adults. Specifically, focus has been on collaboration between the public and nongovermental sectors, and the social services responsibility for post-victimization support. Also, she studies how post-victimization support can be used as a preventive measure.
As of 2019, Sara Thunberg is a member in the Management Commitee for the COST Action CA18121, which focus on cultural victimology. The action aim to strengthen the European Victimology Network, and is financed by the EU, European Cooperation in Science & Technology.
Sara Thunberg was previously an alumnicoordinator for the Social Work subject and the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Sara Thunberg is the initiator and leader for the GerSwe-collaboration, which is a research collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut in Munich focusing on children and young people's experiences of crime.
On a reugular basis, she collaborates with Victim Support Sweden in the local region.
She is also a part of the Working Group on Victimology, which is a European network of researchers studying different aspects of victimization.
Between 2014-2015, Sara Thunberg were the coordinator for the Sweden-India project, were students from the Social Work Program at Mid Sweden University, Stockholm University, and Örebro University has an opportunity to do their field work studies in India.