Lena Dahlberg

Title: Affiliated

Sector: Social Gerontology

Research group: Carin Lennartsson


KI Profile page: https://staff.ki.se/people/lena-dahlberg

Phone: +46 23 778439

Email: ldh@du.se

Portrait of Lena Dahlberg.

Lena Dahlberg is an Associate Professor of Social Work. Since 2012, she is a Senior Researcher at the Aging Research Center, and a member of the Social Gerontology Group. She is also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Health and Social Studies at Dalarna University. Her primary research interests include social exclusion and loneliness in old age, and inequalities in access to formal and informal care.

Previously, Lena has been based at Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (1994-1995), Dalarna Research Institute (1995-2004, 2009-2012) and Sheffield Hallam University in the UK (2004-2009). She was awarded a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University in 2004.

Project (PI)

Pushed to the edge of society: Social exclusion among older women and men in Sweden

Selected publications

Dahlberg, L., Agahi, N., & Lennartsson, C. (2018). Lonelier than ever? Loneliness of older people over two decades. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 75: 96-103. DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2017.11.004

Dahlberg, L., Andersson, L., & Lennartsson, C. (2018). Long-term predictors of loneliness in old age: Results of a 20-year national study. Aging & Mental Health, 22(2): 190-196. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1247425.

Dahlberg, L., Berndt, H., Lennartsson, C., & Schön, P. (2018). Receipt of formal and informal help with specific care tasks among older people living in their own home. National trends over two decades. Social Policy & Administration, 52(1): 91-110. DOI: 10.1111/spol.12295.

Vethanayagam, N., Orrell, A., Dahlberg, L., McKee, K. J., Orme, S., Parker, S. G., & Gilhooly, M. (2017). Understanding help-seeking in older people with urinary incontinence: An interview study. Health and Social Care in the Community. 25(3): 1061-1069. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12406.

Dahlberg, L., & McKee, K. J. (2016). Living on the edge: Social exclusion and the receipt of informal care in older people. Journal of Aging Research. DOI: 10.1155/2016/6373101.

Dahlberg, L., Andersson, L., McKee, K. J. & Lennartsson, C. (2015). Predictors of loneliness among older women and men in Sweden: A national longitudinal study. Aging & Mental Health. 19(5): 409-417. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2014.944091.

McKee, K. J., Kostela, J. & Dahlberg, L. (2015). Five years from now: Correlates of older people’s expectation of future quality of life. Research on Aging. 37(1) 18–40. DOI: 10.1177/0164027513520329.

Dahlberg, L. & McKee, K. J. (2014). Correlates of social and emotional loneliness in older people: Evidence from an English community study. Aging & Mental Health. 18(4): 504-514. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2013.856863.

Nosowska, G., McKee, K. J., & Dahlberg, L. (2014). Using structured observations and content analysis to explore the presence of older people in public fora in developing countries. Journal of Aging Research. DOI: 10.1155/2014/860612.

Orrell, A., McKee, K. J., Dahlberg, L., Gilhooly, M. & Parker, S. (2013). Improving continence services for older people from the service-providers’ perspective: A qualitative interview study. BMJ Open. 3(7):e002926. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002926.

Dahlberg, L. (2013). Äldreomsorg i utveckling mot välfärdspluralism [Care of older people in development towards welfare pluralism], pp. 221-248 in Andersson, L. (Ed.) Socialgerontologi [Social Gerontology]. 2nd edition. Lund: Studentlitteratur.