Angelika Thelin

Angelika Thelin

Senior Lecturer
Department of Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences
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My early academic qualifications consist of a Bachelor's degree in social work from Lund University in Sweden. I also have a Master's degree in "European Social Policy Analysis" after studies at 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 Tomelilla 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, living conditions and social interventions; as well as leadership, stearing and organisation.


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 continued researching about vulnerability, living conditions and social interventions for older people. I have also conducted research about social policies, innovative and implementation processes and governance. Currently, I am working on research projects on ethical dilemmas in cases of reduced descision-making abitlity as well as economic violence in the context of care. I do also, through a programme for practice-research partnership (Connected Children), follow development work at four sites in Sweden - all of which draw inspiration from the Scottish GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) model.

I am part of the following research networks:

At the Department of Social Work, Linnaeus University:

Social work, disability and ageing (SODA)

Research on Interventions and Support for Children and Youth (Riscy)

At Linnaeus University: 

Sustainable Health

At a national level and other universities: 

National network for social science on older peoples' living conditions

The Norma Elder Law Research Environment, Faculty of Law, Lund University 



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