Sustainable occupations and health in a life course perspective

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Unit profile


The research in the Occupational therapy and occupational science-group is focused on occupation, health and wellbeing. The complexity, meaning and importance of the concept of everyday occupations for people’s health, is the key. The group works to a varying extent at teaching, research and dissemination of our results to users, in the society.


The research departs from different perspectives of daily occupations and health. This includes implementation studies of occupation-based interventions, qualitative research and concept analysis. Furthermore, research within the areas of occupational therapy theory, development, occupational science and occupation-related health is also conducted. Occupation-related health relates to individuals who experience aspects of unbalance or difficulties in everyday life that hinders their ability to do what they need and wants to do. The focus could be on various populations and individuals in different life-stages with certain needs. We study the effects of health promoting alterations in everyday life, rehabilitation processes and how the patterns of daily occupations and its meaning affect health and wellbeing.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other Health Sciences

Free keywords

  • Occupational Science
  • Global Health
  • Well-being
  • Daily Occupations
  • Participation

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Collaborations the last five years

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