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Lena Andersson

Senior lecturer

Lena Andersson
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 5775

Room number: K312
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 23 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Social Work (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 1888
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 25 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Lena Andersson

Research Area
Lena Andersson recived her PhD 2006 at the Unit of Social Medicine, Göteborg University with the thesis Regional differences in disability pension and sickness absence with psychiatric diagnoses in Sweden and Norway from 1980 to 2000. The influence of demography and access to psychiatric health care.

She is Programme coordinator for the Masters programme in Social Work and Human Rights.  

Her research focuses on:

  • Mental illness
  • Disability
  • Health Behaviors
  • Public health
  • Barriers to care
  • The right to health
  • Global Health

Ongoing research
Barriers to health care and the right to health for persons with mental illness in South Africa: How can the access and the right to health be improved. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) SWE- 2010-226
Health and illness among undocumented migrants in Sweden. Research Council 521-2012-2927
HIV, adherence and mental health. Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division
(HEARD), South Africa
Health promotion, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka

She has developed courses and educational moments, been course leader and taught in several subjects at the undergraduate and graduate level in social work and public health the University of Gothenburg, such as social differences in health,  the right to health, social capital/networks, mental health and global health, and tutored students. She is involved in the Master programmes Social Work and Human Rights, the Master of Global Health, and the course Psychosocial perspektives on health plus more. 

She has guest lectured at School of Public Health, University at Albany , USA, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka.

Review assigmnets for International Social Work, Journal of Social Work, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, British Journal of Psychiatry,  

Latest publications

Weapons Used to Harm Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Community Violence.
Maria Ulnes, Hanna Hultquist, Manjika M Sithum, Muditha Vidanapathirana, Kumudu Wijewardene et al.
Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Undocumented adult migrants in Sweden: mental health and associated factors
Lena Andersson, Anders Hjern, Henry Ascher
BMC Public Health, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Prevalence and socioeconomic characteristics of alcohol disorders among men and women in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Lena Andersson, Akwasi Twum-Antwi, Carin Staland-Nyman, Dalena van Rooyen
Health & social care in the community, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Social determinants of subjective well-being among young adults living in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
David Morton, Dalena van Rooyen, Danie Venter, Lena Andersson
Journal of Psychology in Africa, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Living conditions and self-rated health among undocumented migrants in Sweden
Lena Andersson, Henry Ascher, Anders Hjern
European Journal of Public Health. Vol 28, Supplement 1, European public health association. , Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Barriers to Care in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Kegan Topper, Kempie van Rooyen, Christoffel Grobler, Dalena van Rooyen, Lena Andersson
Journal of Traumatic Stress, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Barriers to Health Care for Mental Illness - How can Access be Improved?
Lena Andersson
Research Series of the 90th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sociology at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. "Mission, Profession and Future, 2015 Shanghai International Medical (Health) Social Work Conference.", Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

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