Åsa Norman

Senior research specialist

About me

PhD and Associate Professor with a background in behavioural science and anthropology specialising in prevention of child ill-health through interventions targeting parenting.

Research description

I conduct my research projects at the department of Clinical Neuroscience where am I the project leader and PI for the evaluation of a parental support intervention conducted in prisons in Sweden with the aim to prevent children's poor psychosocial health and future delinquency and marginalisation through increased positive parenting.

I am also the project leader of an evaluation of a school-based parental support intervention aimed to promote chidlren's healthy dietary and physical activity behaviours and to prevent child obesity in disadvantaged areas, the Healthy School Start Plus intervention. This intervention is carried out by the research group Community Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Department of Global Public Health.

I mainly work with disadvantaged families and use both quantitative and qualitative methods

My research interests also involve behaviour change, motivational interviewing, and development of theory related to prevention and cultural adaptation of evidenced-based pracitces.

Teaching portfolio

My teaching focuses mainly on research methods (Mixed-methods, and qualitative methods), developmental psychology, behaviour change and motivational interviewing, and intervention and implementation research..