Longitudinal Research on Development In Adolescence – LoRDIA is a study of youth and their development during adolescence. Key areas of study include social networks, adjustment to school, mental health and use of alcohol and drugs.


The research program is a collaboration between Jönköping University (JU) at the School of Health and Welfare (HHJ) and the University of Gothenburg (GU), and covers the fields of social work, psychology and disability studies.



Executive Researcher

Arne Gerdner
Email: Arne Gerdner

Research Administrator

Timo Liffner
Email: Timo Liffner
Ph: +46-36-101211

Research Coordinator

Helena Engkvist
Email: Helena Engkvist
Ph: +46-36-101239