I work as senior lecturer at the School of Social Work, at Campus Helsingborg. I am the program director for the master program of social work in healthcare.
Since summer 2021, I run the project Moral Stress and Moral Agency in Swedish Eldercare (new window), funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. Here, working conditions for careworkers, managers and needs assessors are in focus.
I also do eldercare research at the Center for Supportive Environments (CASE), Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. Together with academically trained representatives for other professional groups in the eldercare sector (vocational therapists, nurses, physiotherapists), I am engaged in a collaborative initiative that aims as strengthening the competence among personnel in eldercare in the City of Helsingborg. I am also lecturer at the dep. of social work Linnaues University and previously I have worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Social Work in Lund and as a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Work at the University of Gothenburg.
I am a social worker, and I have a Master of Social Work as well as a Bachelor's degree in French. In 2014, I defended my PhD thesis at Linnaeus University about activity compensation and young people with mental illness. I have a broad research interest in social policy, covering issues of health insurance, labour market policy and eldercare. Other research interests are knowledge formation in social work, professional learning, competence, boundary settings and cross-border action between different scientific and professional fields. Locally at the Department of Social Work at Linnaeus University, I am active in the research group Social work, disability and ageing (SODA). Together with Jayeon Lee, Gothenburg University, I run the national network Social Insurance for Social Workers.
Synergies between teaching and research
My ambition is to find synergies between the teaching I do and the research I conduct. In the project Moral Stress and Moral Agency in Swedish Eldercare, parts of the design consist of educational elements, where different professionals in the eldercare sector learn from each other. This approach becomes a way to cross-fertilize and break down walls between the two core tasks of academia.