Siv-Britt Björktomta

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of social work; Faculty

Telephone:
+46 18 471 78 04
Mobile phone:
+46 70 425 08 61
E-mail:
siv-britt.bjorktomta@uu.se
Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H
Postal address:
Box 624
751 26 UPPSALA
ORCID:
0000-0001-5837-7861

Keywords

  • barn och familj
  • hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck
  • socionomers professionsidentitet
  • våld i nära relationer

Biography

Siv-Britt Björktomta was awarded a PhD in Social Work at Gothenburg University in 2012. Her thesis: About Patriarchy, resistance and breaking up - young girls´movement in social spaces. She has been a Senior Lecturer in social work at Department of Social Work, Stockholm University and a researcher at FoU Nordväst, Sollentuna. Since 2016 she is senior lecturer at Departement of Sociology, as from the turn of the year 2017/18 she is director for Centre for Social Work (CESAR).

Dr. Björktomta has long experiences in teaching social work in subjects connected to her research areas, furthermore, about qualitative research methods and about professional skills for social workers.

She is a member of the research group Welfare and Life-course.

Research

Björktomta´s research deals mainly with children and young people concerning different aspects of family relations. The research focusing specially the use of parental authority/power and different forms of violence. A new research area, under development, is digital society and social welfare services attitudes towards social media. The digital age implies an increased use of social media which challenge social workers’ meetings with children and young people. The social dynamics of digital society needs to be a part when the society´s lay down the general outlines concerning children´s and young people´s psychosocial health.

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FORSKARINTERVJU Siv-Britt Björktomta, fil. dr. i socialt arbete, är universitetslektor på Uppsala universitet och forskar om hedersrelaterat våld och förtryck. Här berättar hon om sin forskning om hedersrelaterat våld som ett kontinuum.

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