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Martin Molin

Martin Molin


Professor i socialt arbete med inriktning mot funktionshinderområdet J505


Staff member at Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy. Conducts research in social sciences, social work.


Martin Molin, PhD in Disability Research and professor of Social Work, has a research interest that focuses on social participation for young people with intellectual disabilities in different contexts. Martin has been the leader of a recently completed project named Particip@tion on Internet? Pupils with intellectual disabilities and identification processes on the Internet. In the autumn of 2020, a new research project was started that deals with children's participation in the investigation process on support measures according to the LSS act.

He often uses qualitative research methods with hermeneutic or ethnographic approaches.


Martin is the director of the Child and youth studies master programme. He is also involved in the bachelor programme in Social Pedagogy.


Intellectual disabilities (ID), Participation, Identification processes, Upper secondary special program for pupils with ID, Emerging adulthood

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  • Molin, M. (2020). The emerging concepts of participation and belonging in social pedagogy. Papers of Social Pedagogy, 13 (1), 9-33. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0014.4350
  • Borgström, Å., Daneback, K. & Molin, M. (2019). Young people with intellectual disabilities and social media: a literature review and thematic analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 21(1), pp 129-140. DOI:
  • Löfgren-Mårtenson, L., Molin, M. & Sorbring, S. (2018). H@ssles and Hopes on the Internet – What Professionals have Encountered in Dealing with Internet Use and Sexuality among Youths with Intellectual Disabilities. Papers of Social Pedagogy, 8(1), pp 66-82. DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0011.5851
  • Ineland, J., Molin, M. & Sauer, L. (2018). Handling Plurality and Dealing with Difficult Work Experiences. A comparative Study of Human Service Professionals’ Work with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 15(1), pp 36-42. doi:10.1111/jppi.12227
  • Ineland, J., & Sauer, L. & Molin, M. (2018). Sources of job satisfaction in intellectual disability services. A comparative analysis of experiences among human service professionals in schools, social services and public healthcare in Sweden. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 43(4), pp 421-430. DOI:10.3109/13668250.2017.1310817
  • Molin, M., Sorbring, E. & Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. (2017). New em@ncipatory landscapes? Young people with intellectual disabilities, Internet use and identification processes. Advances in Social Work, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Fall 2017), 645-662, DOI: 10.18060/21428
  • Sorbring, E, Molin, M. & Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. (2017). "I'm a mother, but I'm also a facilitator in her every-day life": Parents' Voices about Barriers and Support for Internet Participation among young people with Intellectual Disabilities. Cyberpsychology – Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 11(1), article 3.
  • Löfgren-Mårtenson, L, Sorbring, E. & Molin, M. (2015). T@ngled up in Blue: Views of parents and professionals on Internet use for sexual purposes among young people with intellectual disabilities. Sexuality & Disability, Vol. 33, Iss. 4, pp 533-544. DOI: 10.1007/s11195-015-9415-7  
  • Molin, M., Sorbring, E. & Löfgren-Mårtenson, L. (2015). Parents and Teachers Views on Internet and Social Media Usage by Pupils with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, Vol 19(1), pp 22-33.
  • Ineland, J., Molin, M. & Sauer, L. (2015). Discursive tensions in late modern society – on education and work for people with intellectual disabilities. European Journal of Social Education (FESET), No 26/27, pp 118-136.
  • Ineland, J., Molin, M. & Sauer, L. (2013). Normalitet och identitet i det senmoderna – om personer med intellektuella funktionshinder i relation till utbildning och arbete. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, Vol 20, nr 1. s 53-70.
  • Molin, M. & Gustavsson, A. (2009). Belonging and multidimensional self-expectations – transition from upper secondary special programmes to working life for pupils with intellectual disabilities in Sweden. La nouvelle revue de l'adaptation et de la scolarisation, Vol 4. No 48. p 255-265.