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Ivan Harsløf

Ivan Harsløf


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

Academic disciplines

Social work   Sociology   Political science and organisational theory

Subject areas

Working life   Cross-national comparison   Welfare and poverty   Inequalities in Health   Arbeidsrettet rehabilitering   Active social policies   New social risks


Europe   The Nordic Countries

Administrative field of work

EU   Research training   Research quality   Contract work   Research cooperation agreements   Research ethics   Research infrastructure   Research strategy

Research projects

Scientific publications

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 (2019). Establishing Individual Care Plans for Rehabilitation Patients: Traces of Self-Targeting in the Norwegian Universal Welfare State. Nordic Journal of Social Research .

Harsløf, Ivan; Poulsen, Ingrid; Larsen, Kristian (2019). New dynamics of disability and rehabilitation: Interdisciplinary perspectives. ISBN: 978-981-13-7345-9. 328 p. Palgrave Macmillan.

Borch, Anita; Harsløf, Ivan; Klepp, Ingun Grimstad; Laitala, Kirsi (2019). Inclusive Consumption: Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services. ISBN: 9788215031682. 183 p. Universitetsforlaget.

Håvold, Ole Kristian Sandnes; Harsløf, Ivan; Andreassen, Tone Alm (2018). Externalizing an ‘Asset Model’ of Activation: Creative Institutional Work by Frontline Workers in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service. Social Policy & Administration . Vol. 52.

Barroso, José Luis Goméz; Barillà, Stefania; Harsløf, Ivan (2017). The European Union policy framework for social services: Agendas, regulations, and discourses. Martinelli, Flavia; Anttonen, Anneli; Mätzke, Margitta (Ed.). Social Services Disrupted: Changes, Challenges and Policy Implications for Europe in Times of Austerity. 2. p. 49-70. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Harsløf, Ivan; Søbjerg Nielsen, Ulla; Feiring, Marte (2017). Danish and Norwegian hospital social workers’ cross-institutional work amidst inter-sectoral restructuring of health and social welfare. European Journal of Social Work . Vol. 20.

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