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Research at the Division of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy aim to contribute towards knowledge about human occupation and its relationship to health, human development and participation in everyday life.

Occupation is understood as culturally defined and individually valued activities that humans perform on a daily basis over the course of their lives in such environments as home, work, and school, as well as leisure venues.

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy generates knowledge about:

  • The interaction between occupation and individual/contextual conditions.
  • Ways in which participation and engagement in occupation contributes to health and development.
  • Consequences of injury, illness, impairment, and environmental barriers on occupation and participation.
  • Occupation-based interventions that enable participation in everyday occupations.

There are three research groups and a number of independent research projects within the Division of Occupational therapy.

Research groups and their projects

The CACTUS research group

Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when Ageing in home and Society

Research leader

Louise Nygård

Professor
CACTUS

The HELD research group

Health in Everyday Life among people with neurological Disorders

Research leader

Susanne Guidetti

Professor
HELD

Staffan Josephsson

Professor
APEL

Everyday Matters

Research leader

Lena Rosenberg

Assistant professor
Everyday Matters