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Angelika Thelin

Senior Lecturer
Department of Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences
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My early academic qualifications consists of a Bachelor's degree in social work from Lund University in Sweden. I also have a Mater's degree in "European Social Policy Analysis" from Roskilde University in Denmark and Bath University in England. I came to Linnaeus University 2006, from an employment as a policy expert on social security in the Swedish parliament. Before that, I worked as a child-welfare officer in south of Sweden and Stockholm.


Between 2014 and 2017, I was the manager of the social work education. I give lectures in the social work education on social policy; vulnerability, conditions and social interventions; as well as communication, approach and management.


In the end of 2013, I defended my thesis "Elderly poverty. Economic hardship in young pensioners' everyday lives". In the dissertation I qualitatively examined relative economic hardship, it's consequences in older peoples' everyday life and their ways of handling the situation. 

After that I have mainly work with the social work education, but also continue researching about older people's living conditions, from their perspective. I have, as a researcher, been part of in innovative processes and work with leadership, for quality in care of older people.

I am part of the following research networks:

The research network "Research on elderly in social sience" at Linnaeus Univerity 

"National network for social socience on older peoples' living conditions"

The research project "Transnational Living Labs for Active Aging" at Linnaeus University 

ROSEnet - a Cost Action and an international network for research against social exclusion among older people.


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