Research presentation

Liya Kalinnikova

Research presentation

Liya Kalinnikova

Senior lecturer

Research subject: Education

Liya Kalinnikova is a senior lecturer of Special Education.


The research experience is in the area of special education development with a special focus on:

  • Eastern European countries, meeting circumstances of deep economical polarization and poverty
  • how the political agenda of these countries is challenging institutional practices for the most vulnerable groups of children
  • children with different impairments and needs and learning problems; the ‘image’ of family life of families with children with impairments
  • transcendental ethics in unique family contexts (including the area of alternative and augmentative communication - AAC).
  • Methodology research: phenomenology hermeneutics, case study, comparative studies.


Studying in Irkutsk State Teacher Training Institute, Department of Defectology (special education) (Eastern-Siberian part of Russia). I have got specialty: special teacher and speech therapist

Employed as a methodologist and special-teacher at children’s home for children with cognitive problems (residential home): the future clinical platform for research work

1991-1996 04.04.1996
PhD studies in special education at the Research Institute of Special Education of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow

Post doctoral and further on work since 1997 till 2014

1997-2011:Pomor State University, department of social work and psychology.2011-2014: Northern (Arctic) Regional Federal University named after M.V.Lomonosov.– associate professor of the chair of social work and social safety at the Institute of Complex Safety.

Russian associate professor (docent) in psychology

Head of Early Intervention department & department of alternative and augmentative communication of the Rehabilitation Center for children with special needs of the Municipality of Archangelsk City, Russia: the clinical platform for the scientific work

2011- 2013
University lecturer in social work, University of Gävle, Akademin för hälsa och arbetsliv (part time work)

01.01.2012- ongoing
Researcher at UCRS, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden, research leader of the project “Human resources in Poverty and disability: family perspective” (2012-2014); VR project: 2011-41249-90774-43(Moldova and Ukraine) -International collaborative research grant, operating by UCRS

15.01.2014- ongoing
Senior lecturer of special education at Högskolan i Gävle, Sweden.

Published by: Sara Perttunen Sundberg Page responsible: Camilla Niss Updated: 2020-02-18
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