Frida Andréasson

Frida Andréasson

Senior lecturer
Department of Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences
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I am a senior lecturer at the department of Social Work and have a PhD in Health Science.

I am a sociologist and social worker and have previously worked as a needs assessor in the municipality and with research and development work within the social services and at the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (Nka). Between 2021-2023 I worked as a post doc at the Medical Faculty at Linköping University.


I am lecturing on different courses and I am also a supervisor for students writing their essays. 

I am a co-supervisor for two PhD students who have a focus on informal carers and web based support.  


During several years I worked with reserach and development work within the social services (at the former research and development unit FOKUS, Kalmar) and with a focus on informal carers and informal care (at the Swedisch Family Care Competence Centre, Nka, Kalmar). I worked in projects regarding e.g informal carers and technology-based support, recovery from mental illness/symptoms, and eldercare and needs assessment. An extensive focus in this work has been on involving the pople in need of care and support and the carers themselves. I have an extensive experience from project coordination and collaboration with different stakeholders. 

In the beginning of 2021 I defended my thesis in Health Science at Linnaeus University. My thesis work focused on the doing of informal care and more specifically on how informal care impact on identity, couplehood and social health. Also on how information and communication technology (ICT) can be used as a support in the informal care situation. Participants in my thesis are informal carers providing help, care and support to a person 65 years and older, and the older persons themselves. The thesis work was conducted within the frames of two larger research projects; the EU funded INNOVAGE (Social Innovations Promoting Active and Healthy Ageing) project and the reserach programme ICT4SelfCare funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE) and the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet).

Within the frames of my thesis work I conducted a study where we developed an online support programme for and together with informal carers to people with heart failure. This work continued during my position as a post doc at the Medical Faculty at Linköping University, which I started after my defense in 2021. The effects of the support programme are now being studied in an Randomised Controlled Study. In my work as a post doc I have also been, and still are, working within a Nordic collaboration where one of the projects study how families are affected when a parent has a heart disease, and the other study how persons with Takotsubo (even known as broken-heart syndrome) experience and handles the condition over time. I am also participating in the EU-project ESCAPE as an expert regarding informal care and qulitative methods and analysis. 

In addition to this, I am interested in issues regarding migration and family sociology. 

I have a multidisciplinary background and have experience of multidisciplinary collaborations both in practice and in research.


I am alumni representative in the board of the National Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH) in Lund.


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