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Maria Norstedt
Senior Lecturer

What influences the decisions to tell or not to tell colleagues in the workplace about hidden disabilities? The study "Invisible impairments in working life - different perspectives on disclosure" puts focus on both the experiences of individuals that have hidden disabilities as well as the institutional processes in working life that have an impact on such experiences and decisions. Methodologically the study is influenced by institutional ethnography. Therefore the study aims at making visible the connection between individual experiences and institutional processes. Further, it aims to understand ruling relations in work organizations and what they can tell us about ruling relations in today’s Swedish working life on a more general level. The aim of the study is to understand the processes in working life that either hinder or encourage the disclosure of hidden disabilities.  

Contact details
Telephone:040-66 57425
Visiting address: Citadellsvägen 7, G8: Plan 4
Postal address:Malmö högskola, Hälsa och samhälle, 205 06 Malmö
Delivery address:79

  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Norstedt, Maria (2017) "The (im)possibilities of returning to work after a stroke" WORK : A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation;4, 637-647, IOS Press, ISSN 1051-9815, DOI [länk],

    Norstedt, Maria, Paulsen Breimo, Janne (2016) "Moving Beyond Everyday Life in Institutional Ethnographies : Methodological Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas" Forum : Qualitative Social Research;2, 1-15, Institut für Qualitative Forschung, ISSN 1438-5627, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Norstedt, Maria (2016) "Att avslöja sina dolda funktionsnedsättningar i arbetslivet" Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv;2, 36-48, Arbetsvetenskap vid Karlstads universitet, ISSN 1400-9692,

    Chapters in Monographs
    Danermark, Berth, Larsson Tholén, Susanna (red./ed.) | Norstedt, Maria (2016) Att framträda med dolda funktionsnedsättningar på arbetsplatsen. Gleerups Utbildning, 147-160, ISBN 978-91-40-69453-9,

    Widerberg, Karin (red./ed.) | Norstedt, Maria (2015) Arbeidsliv og funksjonshindre : Institusjonella paradokser. Cappelen Damm akademisk, 101-122, ISBN 978-82-02-45067-0,

    Previous publications
  • Other tasks and merits

  • 2013-2016 Funding from AFA Insurance for the project Invisible impairments in working life. Different perspectives on disclosure, research project manager and researcher.

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Malmö högskola
Hälsa och samhälle
Institutionen för socialt arbete
WORK 205 06 Malmö Sverige Citadellsvägen 7
  Malmö högskola  
Hälsa och samhälle  
205 06 Malmö
  Gäddan8, rum G8: Plan 4, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö

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