Save the date 15-17 November

Social work faces several major challenges when it comes to children, young people, families and the elderly. Current issues concern e.g., worldwide pandemic, migration, violence in various forms, mental illness, digitalization and green social work.

Join us in a three-day symposium listening to international researchers giving their views on:

Challenges and prospects in social work

The keynote lectures are followed by researchers, who from a Swedish/Nordic perspective give their view of challenges and prospects social work are confronting. In the afternoons, parallel seminars are held with presentations from research studies and projects.

Confirmed Keynote speakers:

  • Richard P.  Barth, Professor and Chair, Executive Committee of the Grand Challenges for Social Work, former dean at University of Maryland School of Social Work, USA

  • Karen Healy, Professor and Head of Discipline Social Work and Counselling School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Queensland

  • Malcolm Payne, Emeritus Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University and Honorary Professor, Kingston University London/St George's University (medical school)

  • Lena Dominelli, Professor, Chair of Social Work and Director, Programme on Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid

  • Elisabeth Stokoe, Professor of Social Interactions, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (REF), Loughborough University

The symposium is organized by CESAR, Centre for Social Work, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University.

When? November 15-17, 2021.
Where? Humanistiska teatern, Uppsala University (if necessary – the conference readiness will be online).
For whom? Researchers in social work.
Language: English.


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Last modified: 2021-02-25