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Department of Social Work


Ahmet Gumuscu, postgraduate student

My dissertation is about social work in families with complex needs and about the family as a basis for interventions in Swedish social services.

Björn Blom, professor

Research on Organization and client work; Knowledge use and professional practice; Evaluation, quality and results in social work. Teach on all levels.

Hildur Kalman, professor

Professor of Social Work. Docent (Reader) in Philosophy of Science.

Lennart Nygren, professor

My research deals with the welfare of children, young people and families and social work with these categories. I teach undergraduate (socionom), master and PhD students in social work.

Petra Ahnlund, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I work as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Social Work. I am involved in the institution's research profile Ageing and Social Welfare and collaborate with colleagues in areas that address the elderly, elderly care and disability in different ways and migration issues.

I am the director of studies at advanced level and for the phd candidate program at the Department of Social Work.

Pär Salander, professor, senior

My research focuses on the psychosocial consequences of being affected by cancer. Another focus concerns the function of the social worker in oncological health care.