Stockholm university

Tine Rostgaard

About me


The research council FORTE has awarded me and colleagues 4.980.000 SEK to conduct a study on why are some people resilient when faced with adversities in later life and others not? The study will be carried out with amongst other colleagues Elin Peterson (SU), Neda Agahi, Johan Fritzel (both  Karolinska Institutet), Jolanta Perek-Bialas (Krakow University) and Virpi Timonen (Dublin University). The project is a mixed methods and comparative project on psychosocial resilience.

With colleagues Elin Peterson and Marta Szebehely, I have previously received 992.000 SKR also from FORTE to conduct a systematic review of COVID-19 and long-term care for older people. For more information (in Swedish), see here.

Research profile

I have a Ph.D. in comparative welfare analysis and specialize in analysis of care policies and practices. I work with qualitative as well as quantitative methods in my research.

Field of specialisation
Policy analysis and evaluation of welfare and social care for children and older people, including the following research fields and methods:
• Long-term care policies, reablement, frailty, demography and healthy ageing
• Governance and steering, implementation, innovation, co-production, trust relations, private-public partnership, consumerism, welfare professions
• Formal/informal care giving and care work
• Care related quality of life (ASCOT), quality of care and quality systems, welfare indicators
• Family policy, parental leave, day care for children, fertility
• Qualitative and quantitative methods, including vignettes and RTC, observations and interviews
• Comparative methods and analysis

Research projects