Kerstin Svensson


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work


My research interests revolve around the practice, organisation, professionalism, history, and role of social work in society. I am also interested in how knowledge is created and passed on, how the relationship between social worker and client is developed, how support and control interact in social work and the role and function of the individual in the organisation, whether the organisation is a public authority or a voluntary organisation. I have primarily studied these aspects of social work in relation to issues of crime, abuse and youth.


I teach at the postgraduate level and supervise PhD students. Occasional lectures on the BSc in Social Work programme.

Recent research outputs

Kerstin Svensson & Gallo, C., 2018 Mar, In : Voluntas.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kerstin Svensson & Gallo, C., 2018, Lund: Lunds universitet : Socialhögskolan. 67 p. (Research Reports in Social Work)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Kerstin Svensson, 2018, Att handlägga försörjningsstöd vid våld i nära relationer. Ulmestig, R. & Eriksson, M. (eds.). Studentlitteratur, p. 87-110

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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