Ann Simmeborn Fleischer

Senior Lecturer

Department of Social
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 23-25
41123 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Ann Simmeborn Fleischer

Research Area Ann's areas of expertise include disability research, especially in the area of neuropsychiatric disorders (NPF) thar includes ADHD, ADD, Autism spektrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome and Tourettes syndrom, educational strategies, communication and special education. Ann is also involved in research on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Background Ann is a trained psychiatric career and has worked in psychiatric and community caretaking for about 20 years. Ann has work as a project manager at Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan in Jönköping and evaluated the psychiatric health care within the municipality and healthcare. Ann received her Ph.D in Disability Research, has a master's degree in media and communication, university degree in disability studies. She has also studied social psychology and sociology.

Competence Ann defended her thesis "One wants to manage on one's own" – Everyday student-life for students with Asperger Syndrome in higher education. She conducts research on students diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (AS). The aim of the research is to create new knowledge about how students with AS within higher education experience their everyday student-life.

Publications Simmeborn Fleischer, A (2000). Från vetande till stigma. Genom Foucault och Goffmans teorier. D-uppsats. Karlstads Universitet

Simmeborn Fleischer, A. (2006). Dilemmat med ”en skola för alla” i Alerby, E (Red.). En skola för alla - vad innebär det. En belysning av några specialpedagogiska perspektiv. Insikt 2006:1 Vetenskaplig rapport för Högskolan för Lärande och Kommunikation. Jönköping: Högskolan för Lärande och Kommunikation

Simmeborn Fleischer, A. (2012). Alienation and struggle: everyday student-life of three male students with Asperger Syndrome. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 14(2), 177-194. doi: 10.1080/15017419.2011.558236

Simmeborn Fleischer, A. (2012). The Support to students with Asperger Syndrome in Higher Education - the perspectives of three relatives and three coordinators. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35(1), 54-61. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e32834f4d3b

Simmeborn Fleischer, A., Adolfsson M. & Granlund, M. (2013). Students with Disabilities in Higher Education – perceptions of support needs and received support: a pilot study. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 2013, Vol 00 No 00. DOI: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e328362491c

Adolfsson, M, & Simmeborn Fleischer (2013). Applying the ICF to Identify the Need of Support to Students with AS in Higher Education. Developmental Neurorehabil, Early Online: 1–13. DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2013.819947

Simmeborn Fleischer, A. (2013) ”Man vill ju klara sig själv” Studievardagen för studenter med Asperger Syndrom i högre utbildning. (Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning), Dissertation Series No.18, School of Education and Communication. Studies from Swedish Institute for Disability Research No. 48. ISBN: 978-91-628-8681-3