Normality, care, rights and power

Research group

Short description

The research group conducts social science research on disability and aging. The research focuses on issues such as social policy, power structures and categorizations, as well as professional work in activities aimed at the elderly and people with disabilities. Questions about family life and networks, as well as participation and living conditions for the elderly and people with disabilities, are also central. The research group consists of about 20 senior and junior researchers, most of them active at the University of Gothenburg.

Research project

Within the research group, a number of research and dissertation projects are underway, such as Åsa Borgström's dissertation project on young people with intellectual disabilities and social media, Satsuki Murofushi's dissertation project on family employment, the FORTE-funded project “Family assistance: hybrid between traditional family care and modern well-being relative assistance to people with disabilities ”, and“ Sustainable coordination for quality - how to coordinate the management of social services and health and medical care for frail elderly people.


The research group's latest scientific publications in the subject can be found in the University of Gothenburg's publication database (GUP).