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  • PB 16 (Snellmansgatan 12)



1991 …2018
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Description of research and teaching


Work in progress: The Dilemmas of Social workers' and Immigrant families' in the Finnish Child Health Care - How do social workers and immigrant families with a disabled child develop reciporcal dialogues?

Previous Projects

Citenization in the everyday-life of immigrant families. Street-level bureaucracies, informal networks and social engagement with Finland; Resources for motherhood among immigrant women in Finland. (KUULU)

Research within the research theme Welfare and Social Service and Health and Society

Pain sufferers in social interaction with the health care 

 Associate professor in social work and health care, University of Jyväskylä


Education/Academic qualification

Social work, and health care, Docent, University of Jyväskylä


Fields of Science

  • 5145 Social work
  • social work and health care
  • Immigration
  • Health
  • Disability

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1991 2018

Maahanmuuttajataustaiset perheet kohtaavat useita haasteita perus- ja vammaispalvelujen käytössä.

Translated title of the contribution: Migrant families face several challenges when using public disability services.Lillrank, A. L. & Eveliina Heino, 13 Sep 2018, In : Lastensuojelun keskusliiton Blogi. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesGeneral public

Open Access

Vaihtoehdottomuuden, epätietoisuuden ja taistelun kentillä: Maahanmuuttajataustaisten vammaisen lapsen vanhempien arjen kansalaisuuden rakentuminen

Translated title of the contribution: In the fields of uniformity, unawareness and battle. : Construction of everyday citizenship of parents with migrant background who have a disabled child.Heino, E. & Lillrank, A. L., 14 Dec 2018, In : Kuntoutus. 41, 4, p. 5-19 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Hur man kan utveckla responskulturen på kandidatseminarier

Lillrank, A., 10 Nov 2015, Hur svårt kan det vara? : En antologi om hur lärare inom den högre utbildningen förnyar undervisningen. Londen, M., Mickwitz, Å. & Tiihonen, S. (eds.). Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet, Finska, finskugriska och nordiska institutionen, Nordica, p. 271-289 18 p. (Nordica Helsingiensia; no. 41).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Inblickar i socialvårdens då, nu och framtid

Translated title of the contribution: Glimpses of social service, then, now and in the futureLillrank, A. L., Sep 2015, In : Finsk Tidskrift : kultur, ekonomi, politik. 2015, 5, p. 78-80 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access

Trust, vacillation and neglect - Refugee women's experiences regarding pregnancy and birth giving in Finland

Lillrank, A., Aug 2015, In : Nordic Journal of Migration Research. 5, 2, p. 83-90 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2010 2017

Activities 2005 2019

114th ASA Annual Meeting, August 10-13, 2019 New York, USA

Annika Lillrank (Attendee)
10 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Arki maahanmuuttajaperhiessä joissa on vammainen lapsi

Annika Lillrank (Speaker), Eveliina Heino (Speaker)
25 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Recognition as an Inclusionary and Exclusionary Mechanism in Health and Social Services in Finland

Annika Lillrank (Speaker), Eveliina Heino (Speaker)
15 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk