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Lena Dahlberg is an Associate Professor in 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 Health and Welfare at Dalarna University. Her primary research interests include loneliness and social exclusion in old age, and care of older adults with particular focus on 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 United Kingdeom (2004-2009). She was awarded a PhD in political science from Stockholm University in 2004.