Health and Social Work

The health and social work research theme is based on the idea of prevention to improve the quality of life for groups and individuals.

Health and social work are very important, both for individuals and for society as a whole. They have a major bearing on the quality of life, and personal quality of life is a key determinant of social vitality. The health and social work research theme is concerned with prevention. Research within this theme contributes to improvement of the circumstances in which groups and individuals live in our local and regional communities. Focus topics include young people, the elderly, addiction, and psychiatry and technology in health care.

Obesity Prevention

Childhood obesity is a major social problem because of its influence on the future productivity of affected individuals and on the cost of caring for them. By developing, sharing and applying knowledge, we seek to contribute to the prevention and treatment of obesity.