A.D.U.L.T. is a research environment at the School of Health and Welfare that was initiated in autumn 2011. The overall objective is to conduct high-quality research from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on people of working age. The research aims to increase the knowledge of how daily life, lifestyle and transitions in life are connected to health and welfare, and is to be of benefit for individuals and groups in society. The research environment aims to be an attractive meeting place, to stimulate knowledge exchange and to create contact between researchers in various disciplines and professions at the School of Health and Welfare with relevance for A.D.U.L.T. research area. Within the research environment, both junior and senior researchers as well as PhD students will play an active role.


The abbreviation A.D.U.L.T. stands for Acitivity, Daily life, Utility, Lifestyle and Transition.

Our research is about activities of daily living, which is what people need and want to do on a daily basis and how it relates to health.

Daily life
Our research is about how everyday life, including working life, relates to health and welfare.

Our research is to be useful for individuals, groups and society at large.

Our research is about lifestyle, health behavior and self care, and how these factors effect health and well-being.

Our research is about how different changes in life relate to social care, health and well-being.

National and international collaborations

The research within A.D.U.L.T has a strong foundation in the surrounding community, including patient associations, authorities, county councils, municipalities and other actors. Collaboration within the research environment takes place with other institutions, both nationally and internationally, on different projects.

Content updated 2020-07-02