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I am a professor of social work, but have previously worked in both political science (in which I have a PhD) and criminology.

My research has a broad focus on issues related to drug addiction and other substance-related problems in society - including drug policy, the organisation and practice of addiction services, medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction, the illicit transfer of medicines, opioid-related mortality, and alcohol prevention and drinking among young people. I have also conducted research on crime victimisation among parents of adult children with drug problems, the construction of social problems with a focus on sickness absence and social security policy, and policy diffusion/translation.

My current research focuses on adolescents and young adults who expose their parents to violence and other forms of abuse.

I work at all levels of education (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate), again with a focus on substance-related problems. I am responsible for the course Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (SOAO02, 10 credits).

Expertise related to 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. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work
  • Political Science
  • Substance Abuse


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