Marcus Knutagård

Marcus Knutagård

Associate Professor, Senior lecturer

Personal profile


I am the principal investigator of a research project funded by Formas. The project is called Scanian homes: Reception, settlement or rejection – homelessness policies and strategies for refugee settlement. 

I am the principal investigator of a research project funded by FORTE called RECO: Resilient Communities by Sustainable Welfare Transformation

I am also currently working with a research project implementing Housing First in Sweden. My research interests include housing policy, homelessness and the importance of place for how social work is organized – its moral geography.

I am a member of CIRCLE and I coordinate the Centre for Public Sector Innovation.

I am a member of Urban Arena and I coordinate the focus area 

Social interaction, culture and consumption

I am a member of the research group Profession and Organisation at the School of Social Work. I am also a member of The Nordic Network of Homelessness Research and a member of The European Network of Housing Research - ENHR.

I am also a member of Universitas 21 Social Work Community of Practice. 


At the moment I teach on the elective courses Social work as mobilization and entrepreneurship and Social Policy in Europe. I also teach on the faculty doctoral course Innovation and Society. In 2013 I obtained the title Excellent Teaching Pracitioner (ETP). I am involved in the International Association of Schools of Social Work IASSW and a member of PowerUs.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work


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