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Research subject

Disability Science

Subject information


Elina Mäki-Torkko

Research domains

  • Humanities-Social sciences
  • Medicine

Areas of research

  • Disability
  • Impairment

Research environments

Disability science is an interdisciplinary field which addresses issues of functional impairments and disabilities from the perspectives of several subjects in the social and behavioural sciences, humanities, medicine, care sciences, natural sciences and technology. In addition to being a theoretical discipline, disability science is a field closely related to practitioners and clients. Disability is a complex, relative and interdisciplinary problem area. Research and graduate education in the field of disability science has a long tradition at Örebro University (ÖU) and Örebro University Hospital (ÖUH).

Research projects