Professor Mats Granlund is researcher in the field of childhood disability. Granlund’s work has focused on furthering our knowledge about effective interventions, participation outcomes, learning, health and everyday living of children with disability. Professor Granlund is a lead member of the Swedish CHILD research collaboration, an initiative of Jönköping, and Mälardalen Universities, which involves researchers from education, health psychology, health care sciences and disability research. The CHILD group has extensive international collaborations across Europe, North America and Africa.
Professor Granlund’s research seeks to understand the relationship between personal and environmental characteristics and positive childhood functioning where children have special needs. In addition, he has an ongoing collaboration with researchers in Portugal, USA, Australia, Armenia, and South Africa, focused on the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). His most recent research in this area has been in relation to the Children and Youth version of the ICF. Professor Granlund’s discipline background is in psychology and disability research and his research is distributed between the health and education sectors. Granlund is also professor II in special education with a focus on intellectual disability at Oslo University.