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Lots of people take for granted being able to participate and active in various situations in everyday life, but it is not as obvious to everyone. At our institute researchers come together, from different angles, developing a relatively new research area - Disability research.

The Swedish institute for disability research (SIDR) is a cooperation between the universities of Linköping, Örebro and Jönköping. 

Our graduate programme is the world-leading research programme in disability. Disability research is an interdisciplinary subject and covers both medical and technical, as well as behavioural and social aspects. 

Our disability research strategy sets the focus on the complex interplay between bio-psycho-social levels, which in the long term are assumed to provide the greatest explanatory and application values.

Our focus is to increase the knowledge about disability in society and thus contribute to improve the situation of persons with disabilities.

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22 November
Disputation, Karin Bertills, Jönköping University.
Title: Different is cool! Self-efficacy and participation of students with and without disabilities in school-based Physical Education.
Time: 13:00
Venue: Hc113, Jönköping University.

Open seminars - Cognitive hearing science

20 November
Speaker 1: Martin Eklöf, Clintec, “Cochlear implants before 9 months of age led to more natural spoken language development without increased surgical risks - how we compared children assessed longitudinally at different ages”.
Speaker 2: Eva Palmquist, Stockholm University, ”Olfactory impairment predicting cognitive decline in aging."
Time: 13:15-15:00
Venue: KY25

It is possible to take part in these seminars online. Please contact Erik Marsja for more information.

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Doctoral theses
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Jerker Rönnberg, jerker.ronnberg@liu.se
Manager and Director of Research
Phone: +46 13 28 21 07 (Linköping University)

Stephen Widén, stephen.widen@oru.se
Director of Graduate Programme
Phone: +46 19 30 00 00 (Örebro University)

Mats Granlund, mats.granlund@ju.se
Head of research area CHILD
Phone: +46 36 10 12 21 (Jönköping University)

Maria Hugo-Lindén, maria.hugo-linden@liu.se
Phone: +46 13 28 20 30 (Linköping University)