• Kroghstræde 7

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Aims of the network:

 The focus of FOSO research activity is the enablement of service users, and of marginalized persons more generally, to take control over their own lives through critical research into the field of social work. This research includes user/centred and/or practitioner-oriented approaches to social work practice and study of the institutional structures which contextualise those practices.



  1. Exploration of the perspectives of social work practitioners and/or services users/marginalized persons in relation to a range of social issues.
  2. Exploration of how social work practitioners and/or service users/marginalized persons respond creatively to their social locations i.e. to explore what is their own agency in welfare processes.
  3. Exploring the social construction of social problems and the implications of these processes for social work practice and the enablement of service users/marginalized persons.
  4. Study of the institutional structures contextualising/shaping social work practice (including, for example, law, regulative structures, welfare systems, organisational structures). 
  5. Via all the above, promoting strategies by which social workers and/or service users/marginalized persons can assist service users/marginalized persons to take more control over their own lives.
  6. In the course of engaging in all of the above to:
    • Develop theory from practice
    • Develop research methods
    • Promote use of theory in social work practice
    • Develop social work methods

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    Research Output

    Brugerperspektiver som drivkraft i praksisforskning

    Andersen, M. L. L., Uggerhøj, L. & Mejlvig, K., 2021, Praksisnær forskning i socialt arbejde. Nordiske perspektiver. .. Moesby-Jensen, C. & Schjellerup Nielsen, H. (eds.). Fredriksberg: Frydenlund Academic

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  • Kært barn har mange navne

    Uggerhøj, L., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Praksisnær forskning i socialt arbejde Nordiske perspektiver. Frydenlund Academic

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


    The Danish Values Study 2017

    Frederiksen, M. (Creator), Dansk Data Arkiv (DDA), 2019



    Aalborg University’s Talent Management Programme 2017

    Frederiksen, Morten (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

    Bærnesagsprisen 2017

    Bryderup, Inge Marie (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Other prizes


    University of Helsinki, Finland (External organisation)

    Dorte Caswell (Member)

    1 Aug 20201 Oct 2020

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of review committee

    Censor, pædagoguddannelsen

    Mette Rømer (Internal examiner)

    4 Jun 2020

    Activity: ExaminationExternal examination

    Routledge (Publisher)

    Vibeke Bak Nielsen (Editor), Lars Uggerhøj (Editor), Ilse Julkunen (Editor) & Petra Malin (Editor)

    1 May 20202022

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of unfinished research anthology/collectionResearch

    Press / Media

    Det går den forkerte vej med anbragte børns uddannelse. Michala og Johannes er undtagelsen

    Inge Marie Bryderup


    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Her får plejefamilierne supervision på døgninstitutionen

    Inge Marie Bryderup


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Forskning kan ikke fikse beskæftigelsesindsatsen

    Dorte Caswell & Flemming Larsen


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media