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Ingrid Höjer

Department of Social
Work
Telephone
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 23
41123 Göteborg
Room number
D372
Postal address
Box 720
40530 Göteborg

About Ingrid Höjer

Roles and affiliations Chair of the Section of teaching and research on families and children

Networks

  • Member of the research program Parenting and Childhood in Modern Family Cultures, led by professor Margareta Bäck-Wiklund.
  • Collaboration with Thomas Coram Research Unit in London (see the YIPPEE project).
  • Member of the International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC), led by professor Harriet Ward, Loughborough University, and professor Mike Stein, York University. The networks includes researchers from 16 different countries.
  • Collaboration with researchers from East Anglia University, UK (professor Gillian Schofield) and Barnevernets Forskningssenter i Bergen (Toril Havik and Bente Moldestad)

Areas of expertice Research on children and families. Child welfare. Foster care. Young people leaving care.

Completed projects

  • The Inner Life of the Foster Family, (funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences, FAS).
  • Growing up with Foster Siblings (funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences, FAS).
  • In the Best Interest of the Child?
  • Enforcement of contact orders (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • Transition From Care to Independent Life, (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • Parenting While Apart – the Experiences of Birth Parents of Children in Long –Term Foster Care, (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • What Happened After Leaving Care? (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • Young People From a Public Care Background: Pathways to Education in Europe (funded by the EU Seventh Framework Program. Five participating countries: UK, Denmark, Hungary, Spain and Sweden. Coordinator Thomas Coram Research Unit, London.
  • Life after care. Young people's transition from care to independent life. (Funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences, FAS)

Current projects Support to drug/alchohol abusing mothers

Teaching • Children and Family – Living Conditions and Social Context, 7,5 higher education credits. Bachelor level • Children in Exposed Situations of Life, 15 higher education credits. Advanced level. • Further Education for Social Workers Specialising in Foster Care, Focusing on Supervision of Foster Carers, 30 higher education credits. Advanced level. • Social Problems and Social Work – Theory and Practice, 10,5 higher education credits. International Master – Advanced level. • Children in Adverse Life Situations; Social Work with Children at Risk and Their Families – 15 hp. • Children, young people and families in a welfare perspective. Adversities and social work. 7,5 hp, National PhD program in social work.

I am also supervising grade reports for students at bachelor and advanced levels. I am supervisor for one PhD student, and assistant supervisor for another PhD student

Doctoral programme Assistant supervisor for Monica Nordenfors – PhD completed in December 2006

Assistant supervisor for Lena Hedin – PhD completed in January 2012 Supervisor for Karin Röbäck, PhD completed in March 2012