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Swedish Institute for Disability Research

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.

Focus areas
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28 February
Disputation, Mattias Ehn, Örebro University.
Title: "Life Strategies, Work and Health in People with Usher syndrome".
Time: 10:00
Venue: Hörsal C2, Campus USÖ.

16 April
60% seminar, Andrea Micula, Linköping University.

17 April
Disputation, Michaela Socher, Linköping University.

30 April
Disputation, Lisa Palmqvist, Linköping University.

24 August
60% seminar, Karin Nilsson, Linköping University.

23 September
Final seminar, Erik Witte, Örebro University.

24 September
60% seminar, Elin Carlsson, Örebro University.

Open seminars 2020 - Cognitive hearing science


15 January

26 February

25 March

20 April

20 May

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,
Manager and Director of Research
Phone: +46 13 28 21 07 (Linköping University)

Stephen Widén,
Director of Graduate Programme
Phone: +46 19 30 00 00 (Örebro University)

Mats Granlund,
Head of research area CHILD
Phone: +46 36 10 12 21 (Jönköping University)

Maria Hugo-Lindén,
Phone: +46 13 28 20 30 (Linköping University)