Allan Westerling

  • Research interests

    Allan Westerling’s research interests are in Family Life, Social Psychology of Everyday Life, Research Methods and Early Childhood Education.

    2002 MA in Psychology and Social Studies

    2004 Visiting Scholar at Centre for the Everyday Lives of Families, at UCLA

    2008 PhD Thesis: Individualisering, familieliv og fællesskab (Individualization, family life and we-ness) Roskilde University

    2010-2014 Head of Research, Research Group on Childhood and Family Life, Roskilde University

    2010-2014 Head of Center, Center for Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research, Roskilde University

    2011-2016 Member of the scientific committee of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR.org) from 2011-2016

    2017 Member of PhD School Board, Social Psychology of Everyday Life, Roskilde University


    Impact work and Current projects

    Allan is a President Elect for the European Society on Family Relations (2016-2018) and will be acting as president during 2018-2020. He is also affiliated with the Center for Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research, Roskilde University.

    Allan is currently working on the following projects:

    • Family Life and the Modern Welfare State (FAMOSTAT) (2003-ongoing): A longitudinal study of changing family life in Denmark.
    • Passende Parathed (Readiness in Early Childhood Education) 2015-2017


    Recent publications

    • Books
    • Journal articles
    • Book chapters

    Books

    • Sparrman, A., Westerling, A., Lind J., Dannesboe K. (Eds.) (2017), Doing Good Parenthood. Ideals and Practices of Parental Involvement: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life, Palgrave Macmillan : Basingstoke

    Journal articles

    Book chapters

    • Westerling, A. (2017), Parenthood and We-ness in Everyday Life: Parenting Together Apart, in A. Sparrman, A. Westerling, J. Lind, K.I. Dannesboe (eds.), Doing Good Parenthood. Ideals and Practices of Parental Involvement: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life , Palgrave Macmillan : Basingstoke, pp. 127-136
    • Westerling, A. (2017), Familien og opdragelsen (The Family and Parenting), in P. Østergaard Andersen & T. Ellegaard (eds.), Klassisk og moderne pædagogisk teori. (Klassic and Modern Pedagical Theories), 3rd Edition, Hans Reitzel : Copenhagen, pp. 503-521
    • Westerling, A., Nielsen, S. B. (2016),  Familieliv under forandring. in S. Baagøe Nielsen (ed.), Køn, seksualitet og mangfoldighed, Samfundslitteratur.
    • Nielsen, S. B., Westerling, A. (2014), Fathering as a learning process: Breaking new grounds in familiar territory. in I G. B. Eydal , T. Rostgaard (eds.), Caring fathers in the Nordic welfare states: Policies and practices of contemporary fatherhoods, Bristol : Polity Press