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Thomas Strandberg

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work

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Phone: +46 19 301108

Room: L2361

Thomas Strandberg

About Thomas Strandberg

Since September 2018 Thomas Strandberg is the Subject Representative for Social Work at Örebro University. Thomas has a PhD in Disability Research and is an Associate Professor of Social Work. Thomas has previously worked as an upper secondary teacher at the Health Care programme and within social care for people with intellectual disabilities. Thomas is involved in the research environments Social Work Studies and Disability research. 

During November 2017 – April 2018 Thomas was a Visiting Research Fellow at Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research – Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Group in Sydney, Australia. 

Research interest/current research projects

In the research environment, Social Work Studies, Thomas is involved in research related to the research school Successful Aging – Newbreed, primarily through PhD students’ projects focusing on: International Mobility and the Socio-Economic Conditions of Older Migrants; Anti-discriminatory and indigenous social work practices towards addressing elder abuse in Uganda.

In the research environment, Disability Research, Thomas is involved in research related to disability from an interdisciplinary perspective. One study focuses on returning to work after acquired brain injury. Another study is about welfare consequences for individuals who have their driving license withdrawn due to visual field loss and is conducted in collaboration with the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. A further study is a longitudinal survey of children with ear inflammation and their phonological development. 

Furthermore, in collaboration with a researcher at the Region Örebro County Thomas is conducting a narrative study on the life situation of people with neuropsychiatric disabilities and traumatic brain injury.

Teaching

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

  • Subject Representative of Social Work, 2018 – on going
  • 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 – on going.
  • Member of the Swedish Network of Disability Researchers, 2007 – on going.
  • 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.

Research Projects

Research Teams

Publications

Publications

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

Articles in journals

Matérne, M. , Strandberg, T. & Lundqvist, L. (2019). Risk Markers for Not Returning to Work Among Patients with Acquired Brain Injury: A Population-Based Register Study. Journal of occupational rehabilitation.
Mantell, A. , Simpson, G. K. , Vungkhanching, M. , Jones, K. F. , Strandberg, T. & Simonson, P. (2018). Social work-generated evidence in traumatic brain injury from 1975 to 2014: A systematic scoping review. Health & Social Care in the Community, 26 (4), 433-448.
Strandberg, T. , Möller, K. & Widén, S. (2017). Doctoral theses within the Swedish Institute for Disability Research 2000-2012: A review of content and interdisciplinarity. International Journal of Health Sciences, 5 (2), 1-10.
Matérne, M. , Lundqvist, L. & Strandberg, T. (2017). Opportunities and barriers for successful return to work after acquired brain injury: A patient perspective. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, 56 (1), 125-134.
Matérne, M. , Lundqvist, L. & Strandberg, T. (2016). Successful return to work after acquired brain injury: opportunities and barriers from a patient perspective. Brain Injury, 30 (5-6), 516-516.
Matérne, M. , Lundqvist, L. & Strandberg, T. (2016). Support Persons' Perceptions of Giving Vocational Rehabilitation Support to Clients With Acquired Brain Injury in Sweden. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 15 (3-4), 351-369.
Strandberg, T. (2015). Vertikal och horisontell kunskapsintegrering inom handikappforskningen. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 92 (2), 216-224.
Strandberg, T. , Eklund, J. & Manthorpe, J. (2012). Promoting empathy in social care for older people. Working with Older People, 16 (3), 101-110.
Mantell, A. , Simpson, G. , Jones, K. , Strandberg, T. , Simonson, P. & Vungkhanching, M. (2012). Social Work Practice with Traumatic Brain Injury: The Results of a Structured Review. Brain Injury, 26 (4-5), 459-460.
Strandberg, T. (2003). Föräldralösa barns uppväxtmiljö i Lettland. Nordisk Østforum, 17 (3), 393-406.

Articles, book reviews

Strandberg, T. (2009). Vårdkommunikation i teori och praktik: recension av en kursbok. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift (2), 222-224.
Strandberg, T. (2005). Orphans in Russia: policies for family-like alternatives. Nordisk Østforum (1), 135-137.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Tideman, M. & Strandberg, T. (2018). Litteraturöversikt: Funktionsnedsättning och funktionshinder i välfärdssamhället. Socionomen (4), 1-8.
Matérne, M. & Strandberg, T. (2015). Möjligheter och hinder för återkomst i arbetslivet efter förvärvad hjärnskada. Hjärnkraft (2), 10-11.

Chapters in books

Strandberg, T. (2018). Case management – relationsarbete inom rehabilitering av personer med förvärvad hjärnskada. In: Anders Bruhn & Åsa Källström, Relationer i socialt arbete: i gränslandet mellan profession och person (pp. 233-247). Stockholm: Liber.
Matérne, M. , Lundqvist, L. & Strandberg, T. (2018). Support Persons’ Perceptions of Giving Vocational Rehabilitation Support to Clients With Acquired Brain Injury in Sweden: . In: Grahame K. Simpson, Francis K. Yuen, Contemporary Perspectives on Social Work in Acquired Brain Injury (pp. 183-201). . Routledge.
Strandberg, T. (2011). Avslutning: Begrepp, teorier och perspektiv inom social omsorg. In: Thomas Strandberg, Förhållningssätt och möten: Arbetsmetoder i social omsorg (pp. 297-308). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Strandberg, T. (2011). Inledning: Att arbeta inom social omsorg samt äldre och handikappomsorg. In: Thomas Strandberg, Förhållningssätt och möten: Arbetsmetoder i social omsorg (pp. 19-40). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Collections (editor)

Strandberg, T. (ed.) (2011). Förhållningssätt och möten: arbetsmetoder i social omsorg (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Conference papers

Strandberg, T. (2018). Case-management – rehabilitation support after Acquired Brain Injury: with the aim to strengthen empowerment. In: FORSA/NOUSA – Nordic Social Work Conference 2018 Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at Power and Social Work - Nordic Social Work Conference FORSA/NOUSA, University of Helsinki, Finland, November 21-23, 2018 (pp. 18-18).
Strandberg, T. (2018). Case-management – rehabilitation support for people with Acquired Brain Injury. Paper presented at Nordic Social Work Conference (FORSA/NOUSA 2018), Helsinki, Finland, November 21-23, 2018.
Strandberg, T. (2017). Return to work after acquired brain injury: support person’s experience of supporting. In: Disability Matters Conference, Making the Convention Real Conference Programme, abstract book. Paper presented at Disability Matters Conference, Making the Convention Real, University of Otago, New Zealand, November 26-29, 2017 (pp. 52-53).
Matérne, M. , Lundqvist, L. & Strandberg, T. (2017). Successful return to work after acquired brain injury: support person’s perception of supporting. Paper presented at Nordic Network on Disability Research 14th Research Conference(NNDR 2016), Örebro, Sweden, May 3-5, 2017.
Matérne, M. , Lundqvist, L. & Strandberg, T. (2017). Successful return to work after acquired brain injury: support persons’ perception of supporting. Paper presented at Nobel Festivities, Örebro, Sweden, 7 december, 2017,.
Strandberg, T. (2016). Vertical and horizontal knowledge integration in disability research. In: Lancaster Disability Studies Conference Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at Lancaster Disability Studies Conference, Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, September 6-8, 2016 (pp. 180-180).
Matérne, M. , Strandberg, T. & Lundqvist, L. (2015). Opportunities and barriers for successful return to work after acquired brain injury: A client perspective. Paper presented at Nordic Network on Disability Research 13th Research Conference(NNDR 2015), Bergen, Norway, May 6-8, 2015.
Matérne, M. , Strandberg, T. & Lundqvist, L. (2015). Patients experiences of opportunities and barriers for successful return to work after acquired brain injury. Paper presented at Nobel Festivities 2015, Örebro, Sweden, 10 December, 2015.
Strandberg, T. (2015). Vertical and horizontal knowledge integration in disability research. Paper presented at The 13th NNDR Research Conference, Bergen, Norway, May 6-8, 2015.
Strandberg, T. , Möller, K. & Widén, S. (2013). Doctoral theses within the Swedish Institute for Disability Research, 2000-2012: a survey study. Paper presented at 12th Research Conference, Nordic Network of Disability Research, Turku, Finland, 30-31 May, 2013.
Strandberg, T. & Matérne, M. (2013). Återkomst i arbetslivet efter förvärvad hjärnskada. In: Hjärnskadeforum 2013. Paper presented at Hjärnskadeforum 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, 15-16 januari, 2013.
Strandberg, T. (2011). Returning to working life after acquired brain injury. Paper presented at 11th Research conference, NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research), Reykjavík Island, 27-28 May 2011.
Strandberg, T. (2010). Returning to working life after acquired brain injury (ABI): possibilities and challenges. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health. Dublin, Ireland, 28th June – 2nd July 2010.
Strandberg, T. (2008). Living with traumatic brain injury: a theoretical analysis from a social recognition perspective. Paper presented at 21st World Congress of Rehabilitation International, Quebec City, Canada, 25-28 August, 2008..
Strandberg, T. (2008). Utformandet av en webbaserad kurs i case management för rehabiliteringsaktörer. In: Margareta Asp, Vårdpedagogikens mångsidighet forskning, utbildning och yrkespraktik. Paper presented at Vårdpedagogikens mångsidighet, nationell konferens, 4-6 oktober 2007 (pp. 104-111).
Strandberg, T. (2007). Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: a theoretical analysis from a social recognition perspective. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Disability research, NNDR – Nordic Network on Disability Research, Gothenburg, Sweden, 10-12 May, 2007.
Strandberg, T. (2006). Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: experiences of a changeover process and consequences in every day life. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Hong Kong, 10-14 December 2006.
Strandberg, T. (2006). Vuxna med förvärvad traumatisk hjärnskada: omställningsprocesser och konsekvenser i vardagslivet. Paper presented at 10:e forsknings- och utvecklingskonferensen. Funktionshinder, vardagsliv, habilitering. Örebro 4-5 april 2006..
Strandberg, T. (2005). Adults with acquired traumatic brain injury: experience of a changeover process and consequences in every day life. Paper presented at Advanced Health Sciences of Tomorrow, Mälardalens högskola, Västerås, Sweden, 9–10 november 2005.
Strandberg, T. (2003). Children in residentia lcare: a social study of orphanages in Latvia. Paper presented at International Conference on Social Care in Latvia, in theory and practice, at P. Stradina Medical School, Jurmala, Latvia, 9-10 May 2003..

Doctoral theses, monographs

Manuscripts