Teachers

  

Narathius Asingwire, Head of Social Work and Social Administration Department, MU, is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, MU. Supervisor of various graduate and postgraduate programmes and Lead Consultant for regional government, NGOs and UN bodies. 

 

Joana Azevedo, Professor at ISCTE-IUL, Post-Doc Researcher at CIES-IUL, researcher of the Portuguese Emigration Observatory and co-founder of an international scientific network on migrations, Rede Migra (www.redemigra.pt), with 150 researchers and government officials. Her research interests are: ethnic and religious minorities, Portuguese emigration, highly skilled migration, and political participation of immigrants.

 

Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Professor at UGOT, with a specialization in social work and family policy. Leader of the research programme “Parenting and Childhood in Modern Family Culture”. Author of several books and articles on the topic of the programme. Member of scientific committee of the National Board for Public Health. 

 

David Cairns, Senior Researcher at CIES-IUL. Research activities undertaken include a study of youth and geographical mobility (2005-2008), the European Commission funded study Families and Transitions in Europe (2001-2005), and a doctoral thesis exploring sectarianism in Northern Ireland. His main research interests are in the areas of youth and migration, in particular from comparative European perspectives.

 

Luís Capucha, Professor at ISCTE-IUL Sociology Department. He teaches and does research since 1987 and finished his PhD in Sociology in 2004. He is the Coordinator of the Commission of the Public Policies courses at ISCTE-IUL.

 

Helena Carreiras, Ass. Professor at ISCTE-IUL Sociology Department. Areas of interest: Army and Society, Gender and Society, Security and Defence, Social Sciences Epistemology and Methodology. Author of several publications.

 

Neela Dabir, Professor, Deputy Director (Admin), Acting Registrar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. Teaches Child Welfare, Administration of Social Welfare Organisations (co-teacher), Population Dynamics and Family Planning (co-teacher). Areas of interest: Vulnerable Children, Violence against Women. Research interests: Street Children, Children in Conflict with the Law, Violence against Women, Shelter Homes for Women in Distress.

 

Kristian Daneback, Senior lecturer, Ass. Professor at University of Gothenburg. Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy of science and research methods; lectures related to research in various undergraduate programs; supervisor for graduate and undergraduate students. Regularly teaches at other universities in Sweden and abroad. Research interests concerning Love and sexuality on the internet; Parenthood and the internet; Internet and research methods. Author of several scientific articles.

 

Svanaug Fjær, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Social Studies at UiS, Partner in Alice Rap (EU) 7th Framework Programme: Addiction and Lifestyle in Europe – Reframing Addiction Project. Leading the Work Package 15: Redesigning Governance (http.//www.alicerap.eu).

 

Graça Fonseca, Invited Ass. Professor at ISCTE-IUL Sociology Department. Areas of interest: family, children and youth, immigration, justice, public policies.

 

Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Professor of Sociology of the Family at ISCTE-IUL, has extensive experience teaching and researching in this area at national and international level. She is the Deputy Director of the Department of Sociology and the Coordinator of the Masters in Family & Society and of the “International Postgraduate Programme on Family Social Work and Social Policy”. She has many publications to her name on family related issues.

 

Urban Herlitz, Senior Lecturer, PhD of Social Policies at Department of Social Work at University of Gothenburg.

 

Ingrid Höjer, Associate Professor in Social Work at UGOT. She is an active researcher with many publications in the area as well as experience in teaching similar courses. She is international coordinator at the department with extensive experience as a teacher for international students. She is also a partner in a EU comparative research project.

 

Staffan Höjer, Professor in Social Work at the Department of Social Work at UGOT. He is also a PhD supervisor in Sweden and at Makerere University, and deputy editor for the European Journal of Social Work. He is a guest lecturer in several international universities and author of various publications at national and international level. He does research on organization and professionalisation of child welfare.

 

Birgitta Jansson, Senior lecturer, Professor at the University of Gothenburg, UGOT. Teaches in the Bachelor program in Social Work and at the Master programme in Social Work and Human Rights. Guest lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (Linnéus-Palme programme); at the Department of Sociology (Social Work programme). Havana University, Cuba (Linnéus-Palme programme), Guest lecturer at the Department of Social Work Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Areas of expertise: issues on welfare, social policy, labour market, employment, income distribution, poverty. Author of several scientific articles.

 

Ing-Marie Johansson,Senior lecturer, Professor at the University of Gothenburg, UGOT. She is a qualified social worker since 1972 and has worked as a PhD lecturer in social work at the University of Gothenburg since 1994. During the years she has been involved in International Social Work both in teaching and in developing academic courses. The latter work is within the frameworks of Nordplus, Erasmus, Linneus-Palme and the Swedish institute. She is currently involved in a research project concerning migrant families and child welfare. She is member of the board of the Nordic Committee of Schools of Social Work. Her areas of teaching are child welfare, families, migration and international social work. 

 

Rolf Jox, Professor at Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine, Department of Social Work. He teaches in the domains of law, particularly civil law with an emphasis on family and labour law, and child welfare law.

 

Elise Kipperberg, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stavanger.

 

Edward Kirumira, Deputy Principal at College of Humanities and Social Sciences, MU. He is also Founder President of the Sociology Association of Uganda and a member of Organization of Social Sciences Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) and Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESSRIA). He is also an Executive Council Member of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. 

 

Cecilie Omre, Associate Professor, Department of Social Studies, UiS. Coordinator in Nordic Social Work Educational Network – Nordplus (2000 – 2010). Coordinator in international research group “Children's Rights, Community Development & Child Protection” (2004 – 2012). Coordinator of the Nordic Master “Theories of Child Welfare Practices” (2005 – 2008) and co-coordinator of International Postgraduate Programme in Family Social Work and Social Policy (2007 -2012) Co-coordinator of master “Applied Social Sciences” (2007 – 2012). Specialises in Child protection in a strength perspective. 

 

Cláudia Pereira, Professor at ISCTE-IUL, Post-Doc Researcher at CIES-IUL researcher of the Portuguese Emigration Observatory and co-founder of an international scientific network on migrations, Rede Migra (www.redemigra.pt), with 150 researchers and government officials. Since 2012 she has been conducting research on the life courses of skilled Portuguese emigrants in United Kingdom, with a fellowship from FCT. She did fieldwork in London among skilled Portuguese migrants for 5 months in 2013; and in Goa, India for two funded projects and her PhD during for 2 years. Her former investigation is on the Hindus and Christians of Goa and her PhD thesis is an ethnographic research on the meanings of caste and tribe among a Catholic and Hindu group of Goa. 

 

Inês Pereira, Professor at ISCTE-IUL in the Department of Social Research Methods and Post-Doc Researcher at CIES-IUL. Her research interests are: social movements, social network analysis, information technologies.

 

Rui Pena Pires, Former pro-rector at ISCTE-IUL and a member of the management Board of European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna. Currently he coordinates at CIES-IUL the Observatory of Emmigration and does research on migration issues. Several important publications on migration and social theory.

 

Michael Preston-Shoot, Professor of Social Work and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of Bedfordshire. Between 1976 and 1988 M. Preston practised as a social worker, group worker, mental health specialist and team manager in several social services departments and voluntary organisations. He also holds a postgraduate qualification in psychotherapy and has practised in two family therapy and research centres and also for a while in private practice. He has developed research in the following domains: mapping the needs of different client groups involved with health and social services, particularly older people and children in need; the interface between law and professional practice; the effectiveness of social services and other agencies in meeting need, and the satisfaction of clients and carers with service provision, specifically disabled adults, older people, disabled children and their parents, and people with mental distress; the outcomes of social work education.

 

Liv Schjelderup, Associate Professor, Department of Social Studies, UiS. Coordinator in Nordic Social Work Educational Network – Nordplus (2000 – 2010). Also Coordinator in international research group “Children`s Rights, Community Development & Child Protection” (2004 – 2012). Coordinator of Nordic Master “Theories of Child Welfare Practices” (2005 – 2008) and co-coordinator of International Postgraduate Programme in Family Social Work and Social Policy(2007 -2012). Widely published in the area of family social work and social policy.

 

Pedro Adão e Silva is a professor at ISCTE-IUL, where he teaches since 2007 and where he graduated in Sociology in 1997. He completed his PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence in 2009, with a thesis about the Europeanisation of social policies. He taught at ISEG and in the second semester of 2010/2011, was a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgetown University (Washington DC).

 

G. Svensson, Associate Professor of social law at the department of social work, Göteborg University. He teaches and does research in different fields of social law. In his research he has been especially interested in the legal decision-making in social matters of the social authorities and the administrative courts. During the last decade he has carried out research projects concerning the legal decision-making in the Swedish administrative courts in matters concerning social assistance and concerning coercive care of children and persons who are abusing alcohol and drugs. He has also taken part in a project concerning children, who are given psychiatric care by coercion. Research fields: Social law and law concerning health care. Author of several publications.

 

Paul Stephens, Professor in Social Pedagogy, Faculty of Social Sciences, UiS and Senior Research Officer at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), University of York. He is also author of following publications on social work practice and methodology issues: "Principled mentoring and competency-driven teacher education in an urban comprehensive school"(1995); "The nature of social pedagogy: an excursion in Norwegian territory”, Child and Family Social Work, Vol.14 (2009); "Q methodology in social work", International Journal of Social Research Methodology (2009), among others. 

 

Ronny Tikkanen, Professor at University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work. His teaching areas deal with research methods and gender and sexuality. He is course coordinator for a course at the advanced level that is about sexuality, prevention and human rights. He is currently project manager for the ongoing study UngKAB - a questionnaire study on youth and sexuality. 

 

Svein Tuastad, Professor at the Institute of Social Studies, University of Stavanger.

 

Åse Vagli, Professor at University of Stavanger, Department of Social Work. Teaching areas: Sociological theory; constructivism as epistemological orientation; ethnographic field work method and observation; Child welfare and knowledge, welfare and power, discourse analytical perspectives on child welfare work.

 

Pedro Vasconcelos, Professor at ISCTE-IUL, he is the Head of the Department of Sociology and his research domains are: gender, family, generations, social classes; social inequality.

 

Elisabeth Willumsen, Professor in Social Work, University of Stavanger, Leading EU project ”Public engagement wih Research and Research Engagement with Society” (PEARES).

 

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