Helena Dahlberg

Senior Lecturer

Learning and Leadership for Health Care Professionals
Visiting address
Arvid wallgrens backe hus 1 och 2
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 457
40530 Göteborg

About Helena Dahlberg

Helena Dahlberg is an Associate Professor in caring science, a PhD in History of ideas, and a Feldenkrais practitioner and dancer.

Research The research concerns the connection between theory and practice in health, sickness and care. The research is the twilight zone between embodied experience and scientific knowledge, and it is on the border between the theoretical knowledge of approach and method, and how the embodied praxis could develop the theoretical area. It is the doubleness of the body as both subjective and active, active and passive that has interested her, and its concern of the human being in the world. With the starting point in Merleau-Ponty's embodied phenomenology, se speaks about the aspects of the lived body, and how the body in practical movement is affecting and developing the empirical research.

Her research is investigating qualitative methodology and she has been one of the authors in a phenomenological and hermeneutical research approach (Reflective Lifeworld Research), and has written several articles. Her research in methodology has also concerned the openness of the researcher and the controversy between description and interpreting in phenomenological/hermeneutic research approaches.

Teaching Her education concerns qualitative methodology, epistemology and ontology, phenomenology, theory of science and Feldenkrais pedagogy. Her lectures have been both in Sweden and abroad for graduate and undergraduate students in caring science, architecture, physiotherapy and psychology as well as for students in global studies, interactive design and art. She has also lectured in philosophy and history of ideas.

Key words Lived body, theory-praxis, qualitative methodology, qualitative methods, phenomenology, Merleau-Ponty.