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Håvard Aaslund

Håvard Aaslund


Social worker with a master's degree in Social Work and PhD in Social Work and Social Policy.

My teaching experience and research interest are related to the topics of social movements, homelessness, community work, social housing, critical pedagogy, action research, self-organization, participation and supervision. I am also particularly interested in social work practise from an international perspective, and in the face of new challenges such as pandemics, protest movements and changes in the welfare state.

I teach the master's course Perspectives in Applied Social Sciences (SSA4000) and the bachelor's course Placement Training in Social Work (SOS1160).

Research projects

  • Challenges of Participation (CHAPAR)

    Why is user participation so difficult to attain in health and welfare services? The proposed project aims to develop knowledge about challenges and conditions for participation for groups of service users that experience special barriers to participation.

Scientific publications

Selseng, Lillian Bruland; Follevåg, Brit Marie; Aaslund, Håvard (2021). How People with Lived Experiences of Substance Use Understand and Experience User Involvement in Substance Use Care: A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) . Vol. 18:10219.

Aaslund, Håvard; Pruim, Eelke (2020). Two tales of community work Social workers’ experiences of role changes in the Netherlands and Norway Håvard Aaslund, Eelke Pruim. Journal of Comparative Social Work . Vol. 15.

Aaslund, Håvard; Woll, Katrine Mauseth (2020). Resident participation as learning and action–a participatory action learning project in social work education. Social Work Education .

Aaslund, Håvard; Chear, Charles (2020). Marginalised groups protest against social welfare and public health: conceptualising the challenge for social workers. European Journal of Social Work .

Aaslund, Håvard (2020). Egenorganisering og frivillige organisasjoners rolle i kampen mot bostedsløshet – et deltakende aksjonsforskningsprosjekt. Tidsskrift for boligforskning . Vol. 3.

Aaslund, Håvard; Seim, Sissel (2020). ‘The Long and Winding Road’ — Collective action among people experiencing homelessness. International Journal of Action Research . Vol. 16.

Aaslund, Håvard (2019). Fra «Brukermedvirkning» til «Demokrati» – språkets betydning i deltakende aksjonsforskning. Askheim, Ole Petter; Lid, Inger Marie; Østensjø, Sigrid (Ed.). Samproduksjon i forskning : forskning med nye aktører. 6. p. 111-129. Universitetsforlaget.

Aaslund, Håvard (2015). Inclusion and Universality. A Social Constructionist View of Marginalization in Norway. Dhakal, Prakash; Madew, Melinda; Schulz, Claudia (Ed.). Discourses in Social Cohesion : Difference, Diversity, Body, Mind and Soul. B. Politics, Economics and Social Structure. p. 85-103.

Aaslund, Håvard; Stjernø, Steinar (2009). Tilfreds med livet, men fattig og isolert?. Fontene forskning .

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete