The Center for Disability Research at Umeå University is an interdisciplinary network of researchers, teachers, graduate students, people with disabilities and practitioners in the disability field.
Further participators in the network are partners in the state, municipalities, county councils, the disability movement and others with an interest in research on disability and handicap.
Disability studies is a diverse research field that accommodates a variety of theoretical perspectives and methods. Disability Research implies that the relationship between disabled people and their environment is in focus. The aims are to:
Membership in the network can be obtained by researchers, teachers, graduate students at Umeå University and other researchers and practitioners in the disability field, as well as members of the disability movement. The Center is guided by a board that consists of members of different institutions or sciences at Umeå University, municipal representatives and representatives of Västerbotten County Council and the disability movement. The Center has no staff, but the Department of Social Work is the host institution.
Chairman of the Board is PhD, Head of Department, Lars Nordlander, Department of Social Work.
The head of the Center is PhD Veronica Lövgren, Department of Social Work
Other members are: