Sara ThunbergTitle: Senior Lecturer 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. She mainly teaches within the courses Children,Violence and Social Work I, Child-Parent Relationships in Societies and Families, and To Perform Treament in Institutional or Non-Institutional Settings. She also regurlarly work as a supervisor for bachelor theses in 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. Her researh include national aspects as well as international aspects and comparisons.
Right now Sara Thunberg is working within the research project Article 19: What sheltered housing means for abused children. The project is financed by Brottsoffermyndigheten and Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset.
Sara Thunberg have received a research grant from Stiftelsen Clas Groschinskys Minnesfondto to investigate how youth's schooling is affected by criminal victimization. The project will be ungoing during 2021-2022.
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 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.
She is also a part of the Working Group on Victimology, which is a European network of researchers studying different aspects of victimization.
As of 2020, she is a part of the VYPER research group, which focuses on victims, young people and resilience. The group is lead by Dr. Simon Green at Hull University.