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.


Director of the Research School for Social Work Professionals funded by Forte 2018-2026. The graduate school is conducted in collaboration between Lund University and Malmö University (where Lars Plantin is director) with Linnaeus University and the University of Gothenburg as partners.

Course director for SOAN54 Social Science Theory in Social Work, 15 credits, which is a compulsory course in the Master's program in social work.

Supervises doctoral students and master theses.

Occasional lectures in the social work program and in commissioned education.

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