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CVHI is a research environment with approximately 70 members, which includes around 10 senior researchers (professors and senior lecturers), some 25 PhD teachers and some 20 post-graduate students. CVHI belongs to Halmstad University's area of strength: Quality of Life, Welfare and Culture and is one of the University's three right-bearing research environments.
Within CVHI, research is conducted on topics such as public health, disability studies, health sciences, human geography, linguistics, nursing, education (focusing on health), education (focusing on sports), psychology, psychology (focusing on sports), community dentistry, social work and sociology.
CVHI consists of three research groups at present:
The Wigforss group carry-out multidisciplinary research concerning welfare- and education systems, and its significance for different vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities or with dependency problems.
Within the group of research concerning health promotion processes (GHP), research is carried-out on how health is promoted, kept and recovered, plus the opportunity to live a good life despite illness and disability.
Within Sports, Health and Physical Activity (IHF-group) research is carried-out on competitive sports, development and performance, plus health and adapted physical activity. There are some other smaller research groups and individual scientists who carry out their own projects or collaborate for a limited time on specific projects that are included in CVHI.