Jeanne Højgaard-Bøytler

Jeanne Højgaard-Bøytler

Doctoral student

Personal profile


I am a doctoral student at the School of social work, Lund university and affiliated to SWEAH (Swedish national graduate school on ageing and health). My research is about specialized care for older people with substance misuse and complex needs with a particular focus on speicialized (also known as alternative) care homes and specialized homecare in Sweden and Denmark from a user and professional perspective.  

I am interessed in questions related to aging and substance misue, self-neglect, harm reduction, dignity and well-being, self-determination, and ageism. My dissertation is planned for 2025. 

I have a interdisciplinary background in occupational therapy and social work and I have a masters degree in both social work and medical science/occupational therapy. I have worked a number of years in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and municipally with vulnerable young people and adults with complex problems such as mental illness, addiction, homelessness, and psychosocial issues. 

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Medical and Health Sciences

Free keywords

  • Eldercare
  • Substance misuse
  • Harm reduction
  • Case - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments


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