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Madeleine Wirzén



MA Social work, Linkoping University, 2013

BA Social work, Linkoping University, 2011

Social worker in specialized adult psychiatry, 2011-2014

PhD student since January 2014


Research interest

  • Institutional settings
  • Conversation analysis
  • Social work
  • Assessment in institutional communication


Ongoing research

My research interest is on the examination and assessment of prospective adoptive parents. The research aims to look at the institutional communication between social workers and prospective adoptive parents in the assessment process that take place during the inquiry.


institutional talk, institutional interaction, conversation analysis


Madeleine Wirzén



Telephone: 013-28 46 26
Fax: 013-28 29 00

E-mail: madeleine.wirzen@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Child Studies
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping



About Child studies

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on issues regarding children, childhood and family in history and society. Education in Child Studies: under graduate level, master level, graduate level (Ph.D).

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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