Center for Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI)

CVHI is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research environment at the School of Health and Welfare at Halmstad University. The research’s initial point of focus is people’s needs and societal challenges within the areas of health, lifestyle and welfare. The research is conducted in close collaboration with relevant target groups and partners within organisations, the public sector and the industry.

About Center of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport

Our research shall be value-creating and benefit society, and shall contribute to a good quality of life in an equal and sustainable society.

CVHI is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research environment at the School of Health and Welfare at Halmstad University. The research is based on people’s needs and societal challenges within the areas of health, lifestyle and welfare, and is conducted in close collaboration with relevant target groups and partners from organisations, the public sector and the industry.

The CVHI research environment has four defined research domains:

  • Sustainable participation in sport and physical activity
  • Sustainable growth
  • Participation in a changing welfare society
  • Health and social care of the future

Within CVHI, research is conducted on the basis of the following topics:

  • Work studies
  • Public health studies
  • Disability studies
  • Sport studies
  • Human geography
  • Medical studies
  • Media and communication studies
  • Nursing
  • Teaching and learning
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political studies


Organisationsmodell över forskningsmiljön CVHI.

Research domain: Participation in a changing society

The interdisciplinary research domain “Participation in a changing society” brings together researchers and PhD students, and aims to increase knowledge of the challenges facing the welfare society, such as digitalisation, globalisation and a population that lives longer and places new demands on participation in society.

The aim of the research is to contribute knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing society, and what it means for people’s opportunity to take part in contributing to an inclusive and sustainable society.

The research domain includes the following project clusters:

  • Communicative meeting places
  • Integration, belonging and accessibility
  • The challenges of welfare and quality of life
  • The workplace as a health arena

The Field Leader is Niklas Westberg.

Research domain: Health and social care of the future

The aim of the research is to contribute knowledge, understanding and solutions to health and social care, in order to meet challenges of population growth and migration, the ageing population, the expected patient participation, and the rapid development within care and social care.

The research domain includes the following project clusters:

  • Health and self-management of the elderly
  • Innovative decision-making processes within health and social care
  • Transition processes at micro, meso and macro level

The Field Leader is Ingela Skärsäter, Professor of Nursing.

Research domain: Sustainable participation in sport and physical activity

The research domain brings together researchers and PhD students who study various interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives on sustainable participation in sports and physical activity.

The research domain includes the following project clusters:

  • Sports and performance
  • Sports for everyone
  • Physical activity and health

The Field Leader is Urban Johnson, Professor of Psychology.


Research domain: Sustainable growth

Within the research domain of Sustainable Growth, researchers and PhD students with different knowledge perspectives are brought together to conduct studies intended to increase knowledge on how children and young people’s health, well-being and conditions for growth can be promoted.

The aim of the research is to contribute knowledge and understanding to children’s and young people’s health, well-being and conditions for growth, and what this entails for both young people’s conditions during adolescence and in the future, as well as the challenges facing society in the area of health and welfare.

The research domain includes the following project clusters:

  • Growth patterns and lifestyle
  • Quality and rights within care
  • Life opportunities, school and education
  • Conditions for growth and quality of life

The Field Leader is Maria Nyholm, Senior Lecturer in Public Health.


updated

2019-02-25

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