Ingrid Weiber, Doctoral student

Public Health Science

Ingrid Weiber


RN, Doctoral student Reg. Nurse, Master of Science in Medical Science, Doctoral student in Public Health.


School of Health Science
Blekinge Institute of Technology
School of Health Science
SE-371 79 Karlskrona
Phone: +46 455 38 54 51

Title of Thesis work

To grow up with a mother with mental retardation

Overall aim of the thesis

To describe the situation for children living with mothers with mental retardation.

Dissertation plan and preliminary time schedule

Half time seminar: autumn 2010.

Main supervisor

Name: Mona Eklund
Title: Professor
Affiliation: Lund University

Assistant supervisors/s

Name: Johan Berglund
Title: Professor
Affiliation:Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Health Science, SE-371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden

Name: Per-Anders Tengland
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Malmö University

Peer reviewed Publications

Weiber I, Berglund J, Tengland PA, Eklund M. (2011) Children born to women with intellectual disabilities - 5-year incidence in a Swedish county. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. Vol. 55, part: 11, pp: 1078-1085.

Financing and affiliations

Position as a doctoral student financed by BTH. Grant from Blekinge Research Council, Scholarship from the Ebba Danelius Scholarship Fund.

Professional background/interests

As a nurse I have been working with children and adolescents for 25 years. My parents had for many years, all through my childhood, a nursing home for mentally retarded persons. When I found out how little research had been done on the situation for children living with parents with mental retardation, I realised that this was a gap I could contribute to filling.







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