This page in Swedish

Thomas Strandberg

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

Email: dGhvbWFzLnN0cmFuZGJlcmc7b3J1LnNl

Phone: +46 19 302208

Room: L2337

Thomas Strandberg
Research subject

About Thomas Strandberg

Thomas is a Professor of Social Work and has a PhD in Disability Research. Thomas has previously worked as an teacher at the Health Care programme and as a manager in social care for people with disabilities. He is engaged in the research groups: Social work and care in a life-course and Disability - Society. 

In 2018, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research – Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group in Sydney, Australia. 

He was a theme leader for the theme "Aging from a societal perspective" within the university's research school Successful aging – Newbreed, in 2018 – 2023.

During the period 2020–2022, he worked as a professor of social work at Dalarna University (DU) but is now an adjunct professor at DU.

Research interest

Thomas's research is primarily within interdisciplinary disability research, where he is interested in how disability, of various kinds, affects people's activity and participation in everyday life, working life and society in general. He also has an interest in social gerontological research and participates in various research projects in the field.

He currently supervises two PhD students.


Thomas teaches within different educational programmes and courses at Örebro University and at different levels. From undergraduate level to postgraduate level, within the following subjects and areas:

  • Social Work and Disability Care
  • Disability research
  • Research methods and qualitative method
  • Leadership and organization

Other commissions

  • Prodean at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2022 - on going.
  • Member of the Swedish Network of Disability Researchers, 2007 – on going.
  • Subject Representative of Social Work, 2018 – 2019.
  • Expert in evaluation of rehabilitation for persons with traumatic brain injuries, at the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services, 2017 – 2019.
  • Head of School, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, 2013 – 2017.
  • Director of Division, Activity and Health, 2009-2013.
  • Board member of Nordic Network on Disability Research, 2009 – 2017.


Articles in journals |  Articles, book reviews |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Collections (editor) |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Articles, book reviews

Articles, reviews/surveys

Chapters in books

Collections (editor)

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, monographs