Academics

Meet the team

The partnership is coordinated by Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany and the University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Chaitali Das

Professor in Transnational and International Social Work - Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt, Germany)

Recent publications:

* Das, C. ‘Family definitions and post divorce relations of British-Indian adult children of divorce’ (under development)
* Anand, A., Das, C., Veszteg, C. and Batbaatar, E. ‘Tripping over differences: Reflections of the experience of International Research Collaboration’. In Migrants and Practitioner Research. Routledge: Melbourne University (Expected publication in 2019)
* Anand, A., Borrmann, S. and Das, C. ‘Resisting Populism: Case Studies in European Social Work’ In: C. Noble and G. Ottman (ed) The Challenge of Nationalist Populism for Social Work. (Expected publication in 2019)
* Carter-Anand, J. and Das, C. (2019) Global-mindedness in Social Work, Reshaping Social Work Series: edited by R. Adams, L. Dominelli and M. Payne. United Kingdom: Palgrave MacMillan.

Janet Anand

Professor in International Social Work - University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio, Finland)

Recent publications:

* McFadden, P., Russ, E., Blakeman, P., Kirwin, G., Anand, J., Lähteinen, S., & Tham, P. (2020). COVID-19 impact on social work admissions and education in seven international universities. Social Work Education, 39(8), 1154-1163.
* Mäki-Opas, T., Anand, J. C., Veszteg, C., & Vaarama, M. (2020). Co-production of social experiments to promote health and well-being among disadvantaged groups together with key stakeholders. Stakeholder Involvement in Social Marketing: Challenges and Approaches to Engagement, 132.
* Anand, J. C., Borrmann, S., Das, C., (2020).  Resisting the rise of right-wing populism. European social work examples. In The  Challenge of Nationalist Populism for Social Work: A Human Rights Approach (Chapter 13). London, Routledge.
* Anand, J. C., Das, C., Veszteg, C., & Batbaatar, E. (2020). The performance of researching with migrants and refugees. In The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Research (pp. 430-440). London, Routledge.

Lynette Joubert

Professor of Social Work - University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)

Recent publications:

*Joubert, Lynette & Webber, Martin. (2020). The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Research.
* Dodemaide, P., Joubert, L., Merolli, M., Hill, N. 2019 Exploring the therapeutic and nontherapeutic affordances of social media use by young adults with lived experience of selfharm or suicidal ideation a scoping reiview. Cyberpsychology Behaviour and Social Networking 22 10 622 63
* Stafford, L., Sinclair, M., Newman, L., Rauch, P., Gilham, L., Cannell, J., Mason, K., Joubertl., Hocking,A. 2019 Why did we fail ? challenges recruiting parents with cancer into a psychoeducational support program. Psychooncology, 28, 2425 242
* Berger, I., Thompson, K., & Joubert, L. (2019). An Exploratory Study into the Experience of Health Care Professionals Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults with Incurable Cancer. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT ONCOLOGY, 5 pages. doi:10.1089/jayao.2018.0154

Sofia Rönkkö

Research Assistant NBRRC / Doctoral Student in Social Pedagogy - University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio, Finland)

Recent publications:

* Rönkkö, S. (2021). Social pedagogy in Bulgaria. International Journal of Social Pedagogy, 10( 1): 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.ijsp.2021.v10.x.002.
* Nivala, Elina & Rönkkö, Sofia. 2021. Varhaiskasvatuksen sosionomin (AMK) asiantuntijuus ja sosiaalipedagoginen osaaminen. (Upcoming)

Guðbjörg Ottósdóttir

Lecturer (UK), Assisstant Professor (USA), Senior Lecturer (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Recent publications:

* Egilson, S.Þ., Ottósdóttir, G. and Skaptadóttir, U.D., 2020. The Intersection of Childhood Disability and Migration in Family Lives. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 22(1), pp.25–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.689
* Ottósdóttir, G., & Freysteinsdóttir, F. J. (2020). „En samt ég bara, ég get ekki “Áhrif fátæktar á félagslega þátttöku barna innflytjenda. Tímarit Félagsráðgjafa, 14(1).

Anastasia Karpunina

Docent in Social Work - Russian State Social University (Moscow, Russia)

Recent publications:

Aila Määttä

Senior advisor - Nordic Welfare Center

Projects:

* Active and healthy ageing in the Nordic region – https://nordicwelfare.org/en/projekt/active-healthy-ageing-nordic-region/

Justinas Sadauskas

Associate Professor - Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnus, Lithuania)

Recent publications:

* Indrašienė, Valdonė & Jegelevičienė, Violeta & Merfeldaite, Odeta & Penkauskiene, Daiva & Pivoriene, Jolanta & Railienė, Asta & Sadauskas, Justinas & Valavičienė, Natalija. (2021). Linking Critical Thinking and Knowledge Management: A Conceptual Analysis. Sustainability. 13. 1476. 10.3390/su13031476.
* Jegelevičienė, Violeta & Merfeldaite, Odeta & Penkauskiene, Daiva & Pivoriene, Jolanta & Railienė, Asta & Sadauskas, Justinas & Valavičienė, Natalija & Indrašienė, Valdonė. (2020). University Faculty Members Conceptions of Critical Thinking: A Continuum from Individualism to Sociability. Hacettepe University Journal of Education. 1-14. 10.16986/HUJE.2020065347.
* Valavičienė, Natalija & Penkauskiene, Daiva & Pivoriene, Jolanta & Railienė, Asta & Merfeldaite, Odeta & Sadauskas, Justinas & Jegelevičienė, Violeta & Indrašienė, Valdonė. (2020). CRITICAL THINKING EMBEDDEDNESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES. Journal of Education Culture and Society. 11. 121-132. 10.15503/jecs2020.2.121.132.

Steven Arnfjord

Head of department, sociologist, associate professor - Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism Department of Social Sciences ( Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland)

Recent publications:

* Christensen, J. & Anfjord, S. 2020. Resettlement, urbanization and rural-urban homelessness geographies in Greenland – https://uk.uni.gl/media/6126875/christensen_arnfjord-rural-urban-homelessness-geographies-in-greenland.pdf
* Helene Pristed Nielsen ; Erika Anne Hayfield ; Steven Arnfjord. 2020. Equality in Isolated Labour Markets: Equal opportunities for men and women in geographically isolated labour markets in Læsø (DK), Suðuroy (FO), and Narsaq (GL) – https://uk.uni.gl/media/6198249/temanord2020-522.pdf
* Steven Arnfjord. 2020. Greenland’s emerging social conscience – Voluntary food delivery to people experiencing homelessness in Nuuk. Qualitative Social Work. DOI number: 10.1177/1473325020973209

Ceren Şengül

Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre Maurice Halbwachs "Ecole Normale Supérieure" (Paris, France)

Recent publications:

* Customized Forms of Kurdishness in Turkey: State Rhetoric, Locality, and Language Use. 2018. London: Lexington Books.

Emme-Li Vingare

Senior Lecturer - Linnaeus University (Växjö, Sweden)

Recent publications:

* Vingare, E., Giertz, L., Melin Emilsson, U. (2020). Do national guidelines have any impact? : a comparison of nine Swedish municipalities and the Dementia care. Nordic Social Work Research. 10. 51-65.
* Giertz, L., Melin Emilsson, U., Vingare, E. (2019). Family caregivers and decision-making for older people with dementia. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 41. 321-338.
* Lethin, C., Hallberg, I.R., Vingare, E., Giertz, L. (2019). Persons with Dementia Living at Home or in Nursing Homes in Nine Swedish Urban or Rural Municipalities. Healthcare. 7. 1-13.
* Beijer, U., Vingare, E., Eriksson, H.G., Umb Carlsson, Õ. (2018). Are clear boundaries a prerequisite for well-functioning collaboration in home health care? : A mixed methods study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 32. 128-137.

Ingo Stamm

Postdoctoral researcher, Kokkola University of Chydenius (Kokkola, Finland)

Recent publications:

*Matthies, Aila-Leena & Krings, Amy & Stamm, Ingo. (2020). Guest Editorial: Research-based knowledge about social work and sustainability. International Journal of Social Welfare. 29. 297-299. 10.1111/ijsw.12462.
* Matthies, Aila-Leena & Peeters, Jef & Hirvilammi, Tuuli & Stamm, Ingo. (2020). Ecosocial innovations enabling social work to promote new forms of sustainable economy. International Journal of Social Welfare. 10.1111/ijsw.12423.
* Stamm, Ingo & Matthies, Aila-Leena & Hirvilammi, Tuuli & Närhi, Kati. (2020). Combining labour market and unemployment policies with environmental sustainability? A cross-national study on ecosocial innovations. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. 36. 42-56. 10.1017/ics.2020.4.
* Hirvilammi, Tuuli & Väyrynen, Marianne & Stamm, Ingo & Matthies, Aila-Leena & Närhi, Kati. (2019). Reflecting on Work Values with Young Unemployed Adults in Finland. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies. 9. 10.18291/njwls.v9i2.114802.

Stefan Borrmann

Dean of Faculty and Professor for International Social Work Research - Hochschule Landshut, University of Applied Sciences (Landshut, Germany)

Recent publications:

* Borrmann, Stefan (2020): Personal and Structural Prerequisites for International Social Work Education. In: Rosskopf, Ralph/Heilmann, Bettina (Ed.): Handbook for International Social Work with Refugees. Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp. xx-xx (im Erscheinen)
* Borrmann, Stefan (2020): Soziale Arbeit, Sozialpädagogik und soziale Kohäsion. Welchen Beitrag können wissenschaftlich-disziplinär zu trennende Teilbereiche der Sozialen Arbeit zur Bestimmung einer normativen Zielsetzung dieser leisten? In: Birgmeier, Bernd/Mührel, Eric/Winkler, Michael (Hrsg.): Sozialpädagogische Seitensprünge. Einsichten von außen, Aussichten von innen: Befunde und Visionen zur Sozialpädagogik. Beltz Juventa, Weinheim, S. 51-58
*Borrmann, Stefan (2019): Ethical Dilemmas when working with right-winged youth groups. In: Marson, Stephen M./McKinney, Robert E. (Ed.): The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Ethics and Values. Routledge, pp. 206-214

Natalie Joubert

Doctoral Student in Welfare, Health and Management (WELMA) - University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio, Finland)

Recent publications:

* Joubert, Natalie, Anand, Janet Carter and Mäki-Opas, Tomi, (2020), Migration as a Challenge to the Sustainability of Nordic Gender Equality Policies as Highlighted through the Lived Experiences of Eritrean Mothers Living in Denmark, Sustainability, 12, issue 23.

Ulrika Järkestig Berggren

Associate Professor - Linnaeus University (Växjö, Sweden)

Recent publications:

* Berggren, J., Torpsten, A., Järkestig Berggren, U. (2020). Education is my passport : experiences of institutional obstacles among immigrant youth in the Swedish upper secondary educational system. Journal of Youth Studies. 1-15.
* Bergman, A., Melin Emilsson, U., Järkestig Berggren, U. (2020). Persons with certain functional impairments apply for parenting support : a study of personal assistance assessments in Sweden. Nordic Social Work Research.
* Järkestig Berggren, U., Melin Emilsson, U., Bergman, A. (2019). Strategies of austerity used in needs assessments for personal assistance – changing Swedish social policy for persons with disabilities. European Journal of Social Work. 1-13.
* Järkestig Berggren, U., Bergman, A., Eriksson, M., Priebe, G. (2019). Young carers in Sweden — A pilot study of care activities, view of caring, and psychological well‐being. Child & Family Social Work. 24. 292-300.

Timo Toikko

Professor of Social Work - University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio, Finland)

Recent publication:

* Historiatietoisuus sosiaalityön itseymmärryksen rakentajana. Hämäläinen, Juha; Toikko, Timo / Sosiaalityön käänteet. 2020.
* The effects of loneliness and social isolation on all-cause, injury, cancer, and CVD mortality in a cohort of middle-aged Finnish men. A prospective study. Kraav, Siiri-Liisi; Awoyemi, Olutosin; Junttila, Niina; Vornanen, Riitta; Kauhanen, Jussi; Toikko, Timo; Lehto, Soili M; Hantunen, Sari; Tolmunen, Tommi. Aging and mental health. 2020.
* Paikkasidoksen ja hyvinvoinnin suhde sosiaalisen riskin tilanteissa. Pehkonen, Aini; Toikko, Timo / Elämää sinnittelevässä pikkukaupungissa: varkautelaisten arki ja hyvinvointi. 2020.
* Are Children With a Number of Disabilities and Long-Term Illnesses at Increased Risk of Mental Violence, Disciplinary Violence, and Serious Violence?. Seppälä, Piia; Vornanen, Riitta; Toikko, Timo. Journal of interpersonal violence. 2020.

Reeli Sirotkina

Lecturer of social work - Tallinn University, School of Governance, Law and Society (Tallinn,Estonia)

Recent publications:

* Sirotkina, R., Kriisk, K., Mitendorf, A. (2020). Estonia. In: Dominelli, Lena; Harrikari, Timo; Mooney, Joseph; Leskošek, Vesna; Kennedy Tsunoda, Erin. (Ed.). Covid-19 and Social Work: A Collection of Country Reports (33−39). IASSW kodulehel: kodulehel avaldatud veebiväljaanne.
* Sirotkina, Reeli (2020). Inspireerivaid mõtteid Dubrovnikust. Ajakiri Sotsiaaltöö.
* Tambaum, Tiina; Tuul, Felika; Sirotkina, Reeli (2019). What is missing – older male learners or a community strategy. Andragoška spoznanja, 25 (2), 67−79. DOI: 10.4312/as.25.2. pp 67-79.
* Strömpl, Judit; Kutsar, Dagmar; Selg, Marju; Linno, Merle; Sirotkina, Reeli; Narusson, Dagmar (2017). Training research-minded social workers: experience from Estonia. European Journal of Social Work, 20 (3), 361−373.10.1080/13691457.2017.1283590.

Virpi Lund

Senior Lecturer in Social Services - Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Vantaa, Finland)

Recent publications:

* Juujärvi, S. & Lund, V. 2020. Participatory action research as a value-based approach to community develement. https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/346522/JuujarviLund.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y
* Lund, V. 2020. Citizen involvement in participatory action research process in community development. https://1aaa3e96-3119-43e0-9ba4-a6e3a68f5928.usrfiles.com/ugd/1aaa3e_fbe0bedfe31e4f2fb554ed09b1443165.pdf
* Lund, V. & Kerosuo, H. 2019. The reciprocal development of the object of common space and the emergence of the collective agency in residents’ workshops. Learning Culture and Social Interaction, 22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2019.100327
* Lund, V. & Juujärvi, S. 2018. Residents’ agency makes a difference in volunteering in an urban neighbourhood. International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 29 (4), 756–769. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-018-9955-4

Anne Margrethe Sønneland

Associate professor (sociologist) - Faculty of Social Studies (VID University, Oslo, Norway)

Recent publications:

* Sønneland, A.M. 2020. Social Work in a Changing Scandinavian Welfare State: Norway. In S.M. Sajid, R. Baikady, C. Sheng-Li & H. Sagakuchi. 2020. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Work Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39966-5

* Sønneland, Anne Margrethe (red.). Alle skal med? Om likhet, arbeidslinje og alles rett til velferd i et samfunn i endring. https://vid.brage.unit.no/vid-xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2634616/Alle%2bskal%2bmed%2b.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y