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Elin Hultman


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

About Elin Hultman

Background I am a senior lecturer at the Department of social work. I have a PhD in disability studies from the University of Linköping. I have worked as a a case worker within the social services, mainly focusing on life situations of children and young people.

Research My area of research involves living conditions of children and young people in society, especially those in adverse life situations. I am interested in how the physical and psychological health of young people is given notice in the social service's actions and documentation. I have a specific interest in how childrens' perspectives and needs are responded to in a different institutional settings.

Current research projects IDEA: Improving Decisions through Empowerment and Advocacy: Building Children's Rights Capacity in Child Protection Systems. The IDEA project is a five country training project for child protection professionals on children’s rights funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers. The project has a special focus on professionals in child welfare removals proceedings in courts or court-like bodies.The project is coordinated by University College Cork (Ireland) with partners from the University of Tampere (Finland), University of Szeged (Hungary), University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and University of Tartu (Estonia). The project runs from February 2017 - January 2019.