Research group leader: Haldis Haukanes
Department of Health Promotion and Development (HEMIL)
Equity in Social Welfare and Global Development- WelDev
This interdisciplinary research group, established in 2022, is situated in the Department of Health Promotion and Development and engages research related to child and social welfare, and global development. The research topics in the group’s project portfolio are varied, yet united by a core interest in questions of equity, social justice and empowerment.
Our theoretical interests are founded on critical perspectives within health promotion, childhood studies, social work, psychology, social anthropology and gender studies. We value epistemological diversity and employ a range of methodological approaches; we have particular expertise in qualitative methods.
We have competencies in the following research areas:
Child Welfare, Child Protection and Child Rights
Childhood and parenting
Health and Welfare Services
Gender, Diversity, inclusion and belonging
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Our members teach in three Master's Programmes