The Department of Social Sciences
Phone: +46-76 636 50 31
One of my primary research interests is how different forms of inequality impact upon policy and practice as regards parenthood and children’s rights. Issues related to men’s violence against women and children are central in this research. Ongoing research includes the six-year research programme Coordinated Interventions against Violence in Close Relationships SIVIN Child, and an evaluation of the violence prevention programme VIP [Important Interesting person]. I am also coordinating a Nordic research network and protection of and support to children exposed to intimate partner violence.
Previous projects include, among other things, research on how the Swedish framework for assessment BBIC ”BBIC – Barns Behov I Centrum” [Children’s needs in the centre] is used in cases of intimate partner violence, and a project developing assessments of risk and safety when children are exposed to or subjected to violence in their family. I have also researched “Cooperation teams – a model for prevention of conflicts between parents who do not live together – focusing on the situation and perspectives of children and parents, a model for informing children about their rights BRA – Children’s Rights as Next of Kin, the prevention programme Mentors in violence prevention (MVP ), young carers in Sweden, and social movements and policy development in the field, specifically how Nordic children’s rights and women’s shelter organisations define and work with the issue of children exposed to intimate partner violence. Several projects have focused upon professional practice, e.g. a project on family law social work and encounters with children exposed to violence seen from the perspective of professionals and children respectively, one on violence and family proceedings’ impact on preschool and school, and I was also one of the researchers that carried out a national evaluation study on support interventions for children who have experienced violence against their mothers. Other recent activities include assessing research applications for the Swedish Research Council, Editor in Chief for the journal Nordic Social Work Research, and reports on work with violent men, and on children exposed to violence respectively, commissioned by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.
Member of the Council for the Swedish Crime Victim Fund
Member of the Transparency Council for the Family Law and Parental Support Authority
Member of Stockholms Socialtjänstakademi [Stockholm Academy for the Social Services]