Ivan Harsløf holds a Master in social science and international studies from Aalborg University (1998) and a PhD in Sociology, University of Oslo (2007). As part of his master's and doctoral studies, he has had longer-term stays at Sonoma State University, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Università Milano-Bicocca. He has worked at the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI), Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), and since 2006 at HiOA. Here he has been the Managing Director of the Group for Inclusive Social Welfare (2006-2010), acting research leader for the interfaculty program, Care, Health and Welfare (2010-2012) and from 2011, Assistant Dean for research at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
He teaches Comparative Social Welfare Theory and Concepts at the Master in International Social Welfare and Health Policy. Research interests include comparative welfare state research, the organization of social services, social inequalities in health, poverty and European social policy.
Fields of study
Administrative field of work
EUROSHIP – Closing Gaps in Social Citizenship. New Tools to Foster Social Resilience in Europe
The overall aim of the EUROSHIP project is to provide an original and gender-sensitive assessment of the current gaps in social protection across Europe.
Larsen, Kristian; Harsløf, Ivan (2021). ‘The human bottom line’: New institutionalism and Bourdieu’s field theory on the growing prominence of healthiness in Nordic work organizations. Robinson, Sarah; Ernst, Jette; Larsen, Kristian; Thomassen, Ole Jacob (Ed.). Pierre Bourdieu in Studies of Organization and Management. Societal Change and Transforming Fields. 3. Routledge.
Asimakopoulou, Koula; Hoorens, Vera; Speed, Ewen; Coulson, Neil; Antoniszczak, Dominika; Collyer, Fran; Deschrijver, Eliane; Dubbin, Leslie; Faulks, Denise; Forsyth, Rowena; Goltsi, Vicky; Harsløf, Ivan; Larsen, Kristian; Manaras, Irene; Olczak‐Kowalczyk, Dorota; Willis, Karen; Xenou, Tatiana; Scambler, Sasha (2020). Comparative optimism about infection and recovery from COVID‐19; Implications for adherence with lockdown advice. Health Expectations .
Larsen, Kristian; Harsløf, Ivan (2020). Promoting Health as a Form of Capital: The Transformation of the Danish Healthcare Field as Experienced By Private Healthcare Professionals. Collyer, Fran; Willis, Karen (Ed.). Navigating Private and Public Healthcare: Experiences of Patients, Doctors and Policy-Makers. 10. p. 201-223. Palgrave Macmillan.
Odgaard, Lene; Harsløf, Ivan; Stubbs, Peter W. (2019). Return to Work After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Diverse Labour Market and Welfare State Contexts. Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (Ed.). New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. 7. p. 145-170. Palgrave Macmillan.
Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (2019). Northern European Rehabilitation Services in the Context of Changing Healthcare, Welfare, and Labour Market Institutions: A Theoretical Framework. Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (Ed.). New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. 2. p. 23-42. Palgrave Macmillan.
Harsløf, Ivan; Slomic, Mirela; Håvold, Ole Kristian Sandnes
Establishing Individual Care Plans for Rehabilitation Patients: Traces of Self-Targeting in the Norwegian Universal Welfare State.
Nordic Journal of Social Research
Borch, Anita; Harsløf, Ivan; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi
Inclusive Consumption: Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services.
Barillà, Stefania; Barroso, José Luis Goméz; Harsløf, Ivan (2016). A critical overview of the European Union policy framework for social services. Agendas, regulation and discourses. ISBN: 9788899352172. 33 p.
Harsløf, Ivan (2009). Evalutation of the JobCircuit programme. ISBN: 978-82-579-4669-2. 53 p. Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus.
Harsløf, Ivan (2007). Young-Man's-Land. European Youth between Welfare and Work. 244 p. Unipub forlag.
Harsløf, Ivan; Jensen, Søren; Kruhøffer, Anette; Møller, Sanne; Ellegaard Hansen, Anders; Rosdahl, Anders (2004). Virksomhedsrevalidering. 200 p.
Harsløf, Ivan (2003). De frivillige organisasjonenes rolle i aktivisering og arbeidstrening av personer med marginal eller ingen tilknytning til arbeidsmarkedet. En litteraturstudie. 65 p.
Harsløf, Ivan (2003). De frivillige organisasjonenes rolle i aktivisering og arbeidstrening av personer med marginal eller ingen tilknytning til arbeidsmarkedet. En litteraturstudie. 40 p.
Harsløf, Ivan; Filges, Trine; Nord-Larsen, Mogens (2002). Revalidering – forløb, deltagere og effekter. 150 p.
Harsløf, Ivan (2022). Norway: Activation in the Labouring Society. MPolEi Research Seminar. Institute of international political economy.
Harsløf, Ivan (2022). New social risks across diverse temporal and spatial European contexts. ESA Mid-term conference : From the cradle to the grave? Social policy in diverse temporal and spatial contexts. European Sociological Association, Research Network 26.
Harsløf, Ivan (2021). Challenges for the Nordic model in the era of globalization. Course: The Nordic Social and Political Experience and the ‘Nordic model’. Nordic Centre, Fudan University.
Harsløf, Ivan (2021). An introduction to the Nordic model. Course: The Nordic Social and Political Experience and the ‘Nordic model’. Nordic Centre, Fudan University.
Harsløf, Ivan; Jenssen, Dag; Innvær, Simon (2021). Knowledge for social citizenship: An interview study among social workers employed throughout the Norwegian welfare society. 25 Year anniversary workshop, Nordic Centre, Fudan University: ‘The changing conditions for social resilience – Sino-Nordic Perspectives on Social Policy’. Nordic Centre, Fudan University.
Harsløf, Ivan; Jenssen, Dag; Simon, Innvaer (2021). Knowledge for social citizenship: An interview study among social workers employed throughout the Norwegian welfare society. ESPAnet Annual Conference 2021, Stream 31 (Social work) – ‘When social interactions are unavoidable. Frontline service work in times of the COVID-19 pandemic’ Ivan Harsløf. ESPAnet.
Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (2019). Introduction: New Dynamics of Disability and Rehabilitation. Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (Ed.). New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. 1. p. 1-22. Palgrave Macmillan.
Harsløf, Ivan (2018). Socially Differentiated Patterns of Health Investments Across Industrial and Service Sector Organizations in the Nordic Countries: A Bourdieusian Perspective. Bourdieu and Research in Organization and Management. Aalborg Universitet.
Harsløf, Ivan (2017). Establishing individual care plans for rehabilitation patients: Traces of self-targeting in the Norwegian, universal welfare state. Trygdeforskningsseminaret 2017. Frischsenteret og Arbeids- og velferdsdirektoratet.
Larsen, Kristian; Harsløf, Ivan (2017). Introduction to symposium: ‘Health capital’ – An extra card in the social game?. New perspectives health and inequalities – Empirical studies from the US, UK and Australia. Aalborg Universitet.