Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

At a conference in Fredrikshavn in 1997 the Nordic Network on Disability Research was established. One of the purposes of this network was to publish a journal in English: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. Its main purpose is todisseminate results from social research on disability. ‘Social Research’ is – in this context – understood as a multidisciplinary fi eld, including for example educational, sociological, socio-psychological, historical, legal, economical and socio-medical research. Its defi ning characteristic is a focus on the relation between persons with disabilities and their environments. The journal welcomes articles from all over the world.


John Eriksen, NOVA – Norwegian Social Research, Oslo,Norway

Book reviews editor

Per Solvang, Oslo University College, Norway

Consulting editors

Karin Barron, Uppsala University, Sweden

Robert C. Bogdan, Syracuse University, USA

Hilary Brown, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Marcel Calvez, University of Rennes II, France

Ingemar Emanuelsson, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Anita Ghai, Jesus & Mary College, New Delhi, India

Lars Grue, Norwegian Social Research, Norway

Anders Gustavsson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Erland Hjelmquist, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Lars Christer Hydén, Linköping University, Sweden

Max Kreuzer, Niederrhein University, Germany

Ingeborg Kriwet, University of Hannover, Germany

Gwynnyth Llewellyn, University of Sydney, Australia

Ruth Luckasson, University of New Mexico, USA

Leena Matikka, Finnish Association on Mental Retardation, Finland

Robyn Munford, Massey University, New Zealand

Anders Möller, Nordic School of Public Health Gothenburg, Sweden

Mark Priestley, University of Leeds, UK

Timo Saloviita, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Ann-Mari Sellerberg, Lund University, Sweden

Tom Shakespeare, University of Newcastle, UK

Eva Simonsen, University of Oslo, Norway

Per Solvang, University of Bergen, Norway

Karin Sonnander, Uppsala University, Sweden

Steven Taylor, Syracuse University, USA

Carol Thomas, University of Lancaster, UK

Rannveig Traustadóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland

Jan Tøssebro, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Nick Watson, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Susan Wendell, Simon Fraser University, Canada

NNDR and SJDR board members 2009–2011

Borgunn Ytterhus, Associate Professor (President)

Department of Social Work and Health Science (ISH)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

N-7491 Trondheim, Norway


Thomas Strandberg, Senior Lecturer (Treasurer)

School of Health and Medical Sciences

Örebro University

Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR), Sweden


Snæfridur Thora Egilson, Associate Professor (Secretary)

Department of Health Sciences

University of Akureyri

Solborg, 600 Akureyri, Iceland


Steen Bengtsson, Senior Researcher

The Danish National Centre for Social Research

Research Unit on Social Policy and Marginalization

Herluf Trolles Gade 11

DK- 1052 København K, Denmark


Joel Kivirauma, Professor

University of Turku, Department of Education

20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland