Hélène Lagerlöf has a PhD in social work and is a trained social - worker with a bachelor in social work. Currently she’s employed as a lecturer in social work at the Department of Social Sciences. She received her PhD in 2012 at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University after presenting and defending her thesis” Out of home care and welfare resources – A study of schooling, leisure and peer relations among youth in residential care and foster care”. She has prior to her current position worked as a lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Stockholm University, the Department of Social Sciences at Södertörn University and at the Police academy at Södertörn University.
Within the field of Social Work, she has perennial experience of teaching at basic and advanced level, including course development and supervising student essays.
Her main research areas are children in out of home care with specific focus on everyday life and living conditions. Within the field of children in out of home care her specific areas are education, leisure and peer relations. Another area of research she has been involved in for many years is bullying and group dynamics. An area she also gives lectures in. Recent years her research has also come to include domestic violence, youth interpersonal violence and children being subjected to domestic violence. Currently she is working in a 6-year research programme called Sivin-Child (Coordinated intervention systems against violence in close relationships) at the Department of Social Sciences. In the research programme she is both a researcher and the programme’s communicator. For more information on the research programme please visit Sivin-Child - Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola (esh.se)
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