Research and Education - The Perfect Match!
 
Spring has turned to summer but CHILD researchers are still very active. We have applied for funding from several of the big funding agencies, we have started new projects concerning the everyday life of children with brain tumors after finishing medical treatment, engagement in preschool of children with other ethnical background than Swedish and school nurses’ health dialogues with children with immigrant background. In addition, three CHILD researchers have had their dissertation defenses.
"The link between research endeavors and advanced education is getting more and more important for the CHILD group."
 
During spring semester we have published 25 articles in peer reviewed journals covering several of the main topics of our research such as ICF, pain, participation, engagement in preschool/school and quality registers for children with different long term health conditions. Several of these articles build, not only on the work of PhD researchers and doctoral students, but also on collaboration with master students. The link between research endeavors and advanced education is getting more and more important for the CHILD group. Several of our PhD researchers participate in master courses as lecturers both at School of Health and Welfare and School of Education and Communication. These activities provide opportunities not only to tell about the research we are doing but also stimulates students to take active part in ongoing research. Students participate in all phases of the research process such as conducting systematic reviews within specific topics, participate in data collection and data analysis and participate in writing research articles based on their master thesis. Researchers and students matches perfectly!
Professor Mats Granlund
Research Leader of CHILD and SIDR-CHILD