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Björn Andersson

Senior lecturer

Björn Andersson
Senior lecturer
youth, outreach work, community work
Academic degree: Docent
bjorn.andersson@socwork.gu.se
+46 31 786 1583

Room number: D463
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 23 , 41123 Göteborg
Duties: education, research


Department of Social Work (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
www.socwork.gu.se
socarb@socwork.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 1888

Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 25 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Björn Andersson

Areas of expertise
I am primarily working in relation to four different subject areas:

  • Social work focusing on outreach approach, prevention work, social pedagogy and social mobilization
  • Spatial and social aspects of public life
  • Young people and youth questions
  • Housing and the social relations of neighbourhoods


Research interest/finished projects
I have taken part in several studies concerning issues of housing, suburban social life and community work. I have also carried out several evaluations of youth work projects. My thesis was about young people's movements in public areas and their appropriation of public space.

During recent years I have been working on studies of prevention work in schools and also drug prevention activities in public entertainments and pleasure. Currently I am completing research on how a number of secondary schools in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are working with social prevention in connection to drugs.

I have also recently written an overview over outreach work with adults and young adults in Sweden.

Current Research Project
Currently I am the project leader for a research project called "The social life of parks and squares". It is a three-year study (2009-2011), funded by the Swedish Research Council. The research focuses on the informal interaction between various groups who meet in public places. The empirical basis of the study is two public areas in Gothenburg where people have different views on how the actual site should be defined and used.

The purpose is to gain knowledge about how public life serve as a foundation for social experience of other groups, and how these experiences affect attitudes and actions.

Furthermore, we investigate which role the sense of security/insecurity plays when people form knowledge of one another and how this affects the ability to develop sustainable social relations.

Teaching
My pedagogical experiences comprise all levels of the Social Work education. Mainly I work with courses focusing social pedagogy, empowerment and social work with young people.

I have been course coordinator for a number of courses and served as director of studies in two periods. Member of the department board for several periods and I have participated in a number of co-operative groups within the department and the faculty.

The international collaboration involves several countries among them: Uruguay, Russia, South Africa and Britain.

Publications
Selected publications before 2002:

Andersson B (1983): Ett elevprojekt i Hammarkullen. Forskningsstiftelsen för Samhällsplanering, byggnadsplanering och projektering, rapport 1.83.
Andersson B (1985): Ungdomsårens historia i Lundmark L-E & Stridsman K (red) Se'n kommer en annan tid. Stockholm: Liber
Andersson B & Olsson S (1986): Att förändra förorten. Byggforskningsrådet R30:1986
Andersson B, Jonasson K & Olsson S (1988): Experimenthuset i Järnbrott. Stockholm: Byggforskningsrådet T8:1988
Andersson B (1989): Hålabäck – utvärdering av ett om¬rådsarbete. Stockholm: RSFH:s förlag.
Andersson B (1992): Ungdomars deltagande i Sundh K & Turunen P Social mobilisering. Stockholm: Publica
Andersson B (1995): Strul-projektet. Institutionen för socialt arbete, Göteborgs universitet.
Andersson B (1997): Angeredsfestivalen. Institutionen för socialt arbete, Göteborgs universitet.

Latest publications

Injury Prevention in Institutional Settings in Sweden. In: ARCH17, 3rd International Conference on Architecture, Research, Care, Health, Copenhagen: Polyteknisk forlag.
Charlotta Thodelius, Björn Andersson, Jörgen Lundälv, Inga Malmqvist
Mathiasen N. & Frandsen A. K. (eds.) ARCH17, 3rd International Conference on Architecture, Research, Care and Health. Conference Proceeding, Copenhagen, Polyteknisk forlag, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Stackare eller skurk – från myndighetsbedömning till anhörigrelation
Björn Andersson, Anette Skårner
Andersson B., Petersson F., Skårner A. (red.). Den motspänstiga akademikern: festskrift till Ingrid Sahlin , Malmö, Égalité, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Social sustainability in residential solutions
Björn Andersson, Sten Gromark
Paper proceedings, Sustainable Housing 2016, Porto, Portugal, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Mapping Youth Participation
Björn Andersson, Susanne Liljeholm Hansson, Zulmir Becevic
Nordic Youth Reserch Symposium, Youth Moves – Voices – Spaces – Subjectivities, 15th–17th of June 2016, Trollhättan, Sweden , Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Injury events in residential areas - risk groups and etiological factors for falling, cutting and poisoning.
Hans Ekbrand, Robert Ekman, Charlotta Thodelius, Jörgen Lundälv, Björn Andersson et al.
Injury Prevention - Safety 2016 World Conference 18-21 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland., Poster 2016
Poster

Support or withdraw? – the ambivalent position of people who have persons with drug abuse in the close family.
Björn Andersson, Anette Skårner
Conference on social work research. Lund, School of Social Work: 23-24 May 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

The rise and fall of injury prevention programs in Sweden.
Hans Ekbrand, Robert Ekman, Charlotta Thodelius, Jörgen Lundälv, Björn Andersson et al.
Oral presentation at the 2ned Nordic Meeting, Society for Risk Analysis Europe, in Gothenburg 14-15 november, 2016., Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Alkohol- och drogrelaterad forskning Institutionen för socialt arbete
Frida Petersson, Anette Skårner, Björn Andersson, Weddig Runquist, Johan Lindwall et al.
Socialvetenskapligt nätverk inom alkohol- och drogforskning (SONAD), årlig konferens i Göteborg 16 – 17 maj 2016, Poster 2016
Poster

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2017

Injury Prevention in Institutional Settings in Sweden. In: ARCH17, 3rd International Conference on Architecture, Research, Care, Health, Copenhagen: Polyteknisk forlag.
Charlotta Thodelius, Björn Andersson, Jörgen Lundälv, Inga Malmqvist
Mathiasen N. & Frandsen A. K. (eds.) ARCH17, 3rd International Conference on Architecture, Research, Care and Health. Conference Proceeding, Copenhagen, Polyteknisk forlag, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Stackare eller skurk – från myndighetsbedömning till anhörigrelation
Björn Andersson, Anette Skårner
Andersson B., Petersson F., Skårner A. (red.). Den motspänstiga akademikern: festskrift till Ingrid Sahlin , Malmö, Égalité, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

2016

Social sustainability in residential solutions
Björn Andersson, Sten Gromark
Paper proceedings, Sustainable Housing 2016, Porto, Portugal, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Mapping Youth Participation
Björn Andersson, Susanne Liljeholm Hansson, Zulmir Becevic
Nordic Youth Reserch Symposium, Youth Moves – Voices – Spaces – Subjectivities, 15th–17th of June 2016, Trollhättan, Sweden , Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Injury events in residential areas - risk groups and etiological factors for falling, cutting and poisoning.
Hans Ekbrand, Robert Ekman, Charlotta Thodelius, Jörgen Lundälv, Björn Andersson et al.
Injury Prevention - Safety 2016 World Conference 18-21 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland., Poster 2016
Poster

Support or withdraw? – the ambivalent position of people who have persons with drug abuse in the close family.
Björn Andersson, Anette Skårner
Conference on social work research. Lund, School of Social Work: 23-24 May 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

The rise and fall of injury prevention programs in Sweden.
Hans Ekbrand, Robert Ekman, Charlotta Thodelius, Jörgen Lundälv, Björn Andersson et al.
Oral presentation at the 2ned Nordic Meeting, Society for Risk Analysis Europe, in Gothenburg 14-15 november, 2016., Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Alkohol- och drogrelaterad forskning Institutionen för socialt arbete
Frida Petersson, Anette Skårner, Björn Andersson, Weddig Runquist, Johan Lindwall et al.
Socialvetenskapligt nätverk inom alkohol- och drogforskning (SONAD), årlig konferens i Göteborg 16 – 17 maj 2016, Poster 2016
Poster

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