Lena Dahlberg

Personlig presentation av Lena Dahlberg

Associate Professor
Social Work School of Health and Welfare
Senior Lecturer Social Work
Social Work School of Health and Welfare

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Board Member in Research Programmes Board


I am Associate Professor in Social Work at the School of Health and Welfare, Dalarna University, and Senior Researcher at the Aging Research Center at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. My primary research interests include social exclusion and loneliness in old age, and informal care of older adults.

Previously, I have been based at Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (1994-1995), Dalarna Research Institute (1995-2004, 2009-2012) and Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom (2004-2009). In 2004, I was awarded a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. 

I am supervising the following PhD students: Mahwish Naseer, Dalarna University and Karolinska Institutet (principal supervisor, 2017-), Ann-Christine Persson, Karolinska Institutet (co-supervisor, 2018-), Marcus Falk Johansson, Dalarna University (co-supervisor, 2018-), Isabelle von Saenger, Karolinska Institutet (co-supervisor, 2020-), Jing Jing, Royal Institute of Technology (co-supervisor, 2020-), and Jerry Norlin, Dalarna University (principal supervisor, 2021-).


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