Grant to research on psychosocial support for LGBTQ+ migrants


Associated researcher Tommy Carlsson has been granted a three-year funding of 4.9 million SEK by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. He will lead a research project on needs of psychosocial support among LGBTQ+ migrants who have been forced to flee to Sweden.

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Tommy Carlsson explains the aim of the research project:

– The aim of this project is to increase the knowledge about the needs of psychosocial support among migrants who identify themselves as LGBTQ+, and how these needs can be met within nursing education, clinical healthcare, and research.

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Tommy Carlsson, Docent at the Red Cross
University College and associated researcher
to U-CARE. 

Involving LGBTQ+ migrants and healthcare professionals
One of the methods that will be used for data collection is interviews with nursing students, nursing teachers, healthcare professionals, and LGBTQ+ migrants. An advisory group, consisting of immigrants who identify themselves as LGBTQ+ and healthcare professionals with experience of providing psychosocial support to these persons, will participate in the analysis of the interviews.

– We want to achieve relevant results by involving representatives of the groups that are included in the study, Tommy Carlsson explains.

The research project will start in December 2021 and continue until the end of 2024.

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Last modified: 2023-03-24