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Research subject

Social Work

Subject information


Åsa Källström

Research domains

  • Humanities-Social sciences

Areas of research

  • Children and youth
  • Prison research
  • Bullying
  • Violence
  • Aging

Research environments

Research in Social Work at Örebro University includes studies of social problems for children, youths, adults and the elderly, as well as the terms and conditions for social work and related social actions.

Theme Migration and social change

The theme is focusing on issues such as transnationalism, locality, belonging, life course, human rights, identity, inclusion, exclusion, social integration and democracy.

Theme aging and later life

Research within this theme focuses on social aspects of aging and later life, for instance formal and informal care such as organizational and leadership issues and family and kinship care. Research in this theme also focuses on life course perspectives and disabilities, various forms of vulnerabilities, social aspects of retirement, and issues of migration, ethnicity, gender and masculinity.

Examples of multidisciplinary and international research environments in which our researchers participate

Bullying Research Network

Cultures Of Victimology: understanding processes of victimization across Europe 

FlickForsk! – Nordic network for Girlhood Studies 

International Girlhood Studies Association 

International Network of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury 

Swedish institute for disability research

The Scandinavian Studies of Confinement research network 

Swedish Network on Disability Research

World Anti-Bullying Forum 

Research projects