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Komalsingh Rambaree

Research presentation

Komalsingh Rambaree

Associate Professor of Social Work

Research subject: Social Work

  • PhD in Social Work & Social Policy
  • MRes in Crime and Criminal Justice
  • MA in Social Policy and Social Development
  • BSc in Social Work


  • BioVäx Project
  • Ecosocial work with Coastal Communities
  • Youth and Sustainable Development in Mauritius (Quantitative Research)
  • Upcycling and Youth Empowerment
  • Companion Animals in Social Work Practice



Scholarly articles, refereed

Wising, J., Ström, M., Hallgren, J. & Rambaree, K. (2024). Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetists’ and Critical Care Registered Nurses’ perception of knowledge/power in teamwork with Anaesthesiologists in Sweden: a mixed-method study. BMC Nursing, 23 (1). 10.1186/s12912-023-01677-z [More information]
Rambaree, K., Nässén, N., Holmberg, J. & Fransson, G. (2023). Enhancing Cultural Empathy in International Social Work Education through Virtual Reality. Education Sciences, 13 (5). 10.3390/educsci13050507 [More information]
Korkeakunnas, T., Heiden, M., Lohela Karlsson, M. & Rambaree, K. (2023). Managers’ Perceptions of Telework in Relation to Work Environment and Performance. Sustainability, 15 (7). 10.3390/su15075845 [More information]
Wising, J., Mattsson, G., Rambaree, K., Willmer, M., Wallhagen, M. & Magnusson, P. (2022). ‘Life with a device’: the octogenarians’ experiences with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator - a qualitative study. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 21 (2), 161-168. 10.1093/eurjcn/zvab033 [More information]
Rambaree, K., Båld, M. & Backlund Rambaree, B. (2022). Worlds apart! Environmental injustices in Mauritius, Peru and Sweden. International Social Work, 65 (1), 49-63. 10.1177/0020872819889391 [More information]
Chang, E., Sjöberg, S., Turunen, P. & Rambaree, K. (2022). Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development: Exploring Ecosocial Work Discourses. Sustainability, 14 (6). 10.3390/su14063426 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2021). Companion animals in health-promoting work-life. Society and Animals, 29 (1), 22-40. 10.1163/15685306-12341504 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Nässén, N. (2021). Digitalization of Critical Reflection with ATLAS.ti Software in Social Work Supervision. Social Sciences, 10 (3). 10.3390/socsci10030095 [More information]
Nässén, N. & Rambaree, K. (2021). Greta Thunberg and the generation of moral authority: A systematic literature review on the characteristics of Thunberg’s leadership. Sustainability, 13 (20). 10.3390/su132011326 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Backlund Rambaree, B. (2021). "Out of the frying pan into the fire”: Mauritian social workers’ perspectives on disaster governance in Mauritius. British Journal of Social Work, 51 (5), 1585-1604. 10.1093/bjsw/bcab102 [More information]
Rambaree, K., Sundström, A., Wang, Z. & Wright, S. (2021). Qualitative stakeholder analysis for a Swedish regional biogas development : A thematic network approach. Sustainability, 13 (14). 10.3390/su13148003 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2020). Environmental justice in the case of the chagos marine protected area: Implications for international social work. Sustainability, 12 (20). 10.3390/su12208349 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2020). Environmental social work: Implications for accelerating the implementation of sustainable development in social work curricula. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 21 (3), 557-574. 10.1108/IJSHE-09-2019-0270 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Nässén, N. (2020). ‘The Swedish Strategy’ to COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Vulnerable and Marginalised Communities. The International Journal of Community and Social Development, 2 (2), 234-250. 10.1177/2516602620936048 [More information]
Rambaree, K., Mousavi, F., Magnusson, P. & Willmer, M. (2020). Youth health, gender, and social media: Mauritius as a glocal place. Cogent Social Sciences, 6 (1). 10.1080/23311886.2020.1774140 [More information]
Powers, M., Rambaree, K. & Peeters, J. (2019). Degrowth for transformational alternatives as radical social work practice. Critical and radical social work An international journal, 7 (3), 417-433. 10.1332/204986019X15688881497178 [More information]
Rambaree, K., Sjöberg, S. & Turunen, P. (2019). Ecosocial change and community resilience: the case of “Bönan” in glocal transition. Journal of Community Practice, 27 (3-4), 231-248. 10.1080/10705422.2019.1658005 [More information]
Magnusson, P., Kihlström, G., Wallhagen, M. & Rambaree, K. (2019). Life‐threatening peripartum cardiomyopathy — not expected when expecting. Clinical Case Reports, 7 (6), 1127-1132. 10.1002/ccr3.2158 [More information]
Rambaree, K., Mousavi, F. & Ahmadi, F. (2018). Sports participation and drug use among young people in Mauritius. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 23 (2), 188-197. 10.1080/02673843.2017.1325756 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Knez, I. (2017). Young people’s identity & Facebook behaviour : the role of gender and ethnicity. Cogent Social Sciences, 1 (35). 10.1080/23311886.2017.1359895 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Knez, I. (2016). Effects of Ethnicity and Gender on Youth Health. Cogent Social Sciences, 2 (1). 10.1080/23311886.2016.1186136 [More information]
Sjöberg, S., Rambaree, K. & Jojo, B. (2015). Collective empowerment : a comparative study of community work in Mumbai and Stockholm. International Journal of Social Welfare, 24 (4), 364-375. 10.1111/ijsw.12137 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2013). Social Work and Sustainable Development : Local Voices from Mauritius. Australian Social Work, 66 (2), 261-276. 10.1080/0312407X.2013.784793 [More information]
Rambaree, K., Knez, I. & Auchoybur, N. (2012). Gender and Health in Higher Education : A Study of Undergraduates from University of Mauritius. Jenda : A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 20 (1), 25-40. External link [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Karlsson, L. (2012). Teaching and Learning of Social Work through Autobiographic Literatures. International Journal of Learning, 18 (4), 17-28. 10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v18i04/47580 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2011). Community participation within integrated coastal zone management in Western Indian Ocean Countries : A factor analysis of perceived benefits and barriers. Journal of Environmental Research and Development, 6 (1), 147-154. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2009). Internet, Sexuality and Development : Putting Early Adolescents First. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 5 (2), 105-119. 10.18848/1832-2077/CGP/v05i02/54599 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Nashad, A. (2009). Sports Participation and Use of Alcohol and Cigarettes Among the Undergraduates from The University of Mauritius. University of Mauritius Research Journal, 15 (1), 1-16. External link [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2009). The Mauritian Employment Relation Act 2008 and Social Justice : A Critical Discourse Analysis. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 33 (1), 1-22. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2008). Internet-Mediated Dating/Romance of Mauritian Early Adolescents : A Grounded Theory Analysis. International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society, 6 (1), 34-59. External link [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2007). Bringing Rigour in Qualitative Social Research : The Use of a CAQDAS. University of Mauritius Research Journal, 13A (1), 1-16. External link [More information]

Scholarly articles, non-refereed

Rambaree, K., Powers, M. & Smith, R. (2019). Ecosocial work and social change in community practice. Journal of Community Practice, 27 (3-4), 205-212. 10.1080/10705422.2019.1660516 [More information]


Rambaree, K., Powers, M. & Smith, R. (2023). Ecosocial Work in Community Practice : Embracing Ecosocial Worldviews and Promoting Sustainability. New York: Routledge. [More information]

Book chapters

Rambaree, K. (2018). Abductive Thematic Network Analysis (ATNA) using ATLAS-ti. Innovative Research Methodologies in Management : Volume I: Philosophy, Measurement and Modelling. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. P. 61-86. 10.1007/978-3-319-64394-6_4 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2018). Empowermentarbete i marginaliserade bostadsområden i Indien och Sverige. Samhällsarbete : aktörer, arenor och perspektiv. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB. P. 343-362. [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Rock, L. (2018). Green Social Work within Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Mauritius and Barbados. The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work. London: Routledge. P. 242-253. [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Ahmadi, F. (2017). Eco-social work for sustainable development : Implications for social work education, practice and research. A good life for all : Essays on sustainability celebrating 60 years of making life better. Mjölby: Atremi AB. P. 71-94. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2017). Instrumentalism and Environmental Justice : People’s Cooperative Renewable Energy in Mauritius. The Ecosocial Transition of Societies : The Contribution of Social Work and Social Policy. New York: Routledge. P. 121-136. 10.4324/9781315615912 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2015). Computer-aided deductive critical discourse analysis of a case study from Mauritius with ATLAS-ti 6.2. Research Methods : Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. P. 1831-1853. 10.4018/978-1-4666-7456-1.ch079 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2014). Computer-Aided Deductive Critical Discourse Analysis of a Case Study from Mauritius with ATLAS-ti 6.2. Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis. Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global. P. 346-368. 10.4018/978-1-4666-4426-7.ch016 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2014). Stray Dogs and Social Work in Mauritius : An Analysis of Some Concerns and Challenges. Animals in social work : why and how they matter. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. P. 182-198. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2014). The Ecology of Early Adolescents’ Internet Mediated Sexual Interactions. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. P. 6781-6790. 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2 [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Faxelid, E. (2013). Considering Abductive Thematic Network Analysis with ATLAS-ti 6.2. Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies. Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global. P. 170-186. 10.4018/978-1-4666-3918-8.ch010 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2011). Social Work in Rural Communities : A Case study of Empowerment Interventions for the Eradication of Absolute Poverty in Southeast Rural Coastal Villages of Mauritius. Social Work in Rural Communities. Virginia, USA: Council of Social Work Education. P. 39-67. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2011). Young People and Cybersex in a Sexually Conservative Society : A Case Study from Mauritius. Youth Culture and Net Culture : Online Social Practices. Hershey, USA: IGI Global Publishing. P. 171-189. External link [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2010). Children and the Janus-faced Internet: Social Policy Implications for Mauritius as a Developing Country Case Study. High-Tech Tots: Childhood in a Digital World. Charlotte, USA: Information Age Publishing. External link [More information]

Conference papers

Rengasamy, E., Saunders, N., Pergolizzi, J., Tagliati, M., Rambaree, K., Cortes, L. & Magnusson, P. (2021). Chronic pain management in the COVID-19 context: Challenges, lessons and considerations. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2019). Community-based Social Work (CSW): Activation against Environmental and Ecological Injustices : Keynote Speech. Italian National Symposium on Community Development. External link [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2019). Enhancing Affective Learning in International Social Work Education through Virtual Reality: An Analysis of Students’ Experiences (Pilot: Phase 1). . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2019). Environmental Justice for the Chagossian Communities: A Case for Transnational Ecosocial Work. International Symposium of Social Work and Sustainability. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2019). The role of social work in the 2030 Agenda: international context.. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2018). Appropriation and exploitation of ecosystem resources and services: ‘Beach Grabbing’ in Mauritius. . [More information]
Rambaree, K., Berg, M. & Thomson, R. (2017). A Framework for Youth Work with Refugees : Analysis Further To The Expert Seminar "Journeys To A New Life: Understanding The Role Of Youth Work In Integrating Young Refugees In Europe". "Journeys to a New Life" : an expert seminar on the role of youth work in integration of young refugees in Europe. External link [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Sjöberg, S. (2016). Companion Animals in Occupational Social Work. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2016). Eco-social work for poverty alleviation in coastal areas of Mauritius: from research to practice.. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2013). Three Methods of Qualitative Data Analysis Using ATLAS.ti : ‘A Posse Ad Esse’. ATLAS.ti User Conference 2013 : Fostering Dialog on Qualitative Methods. Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. P. 1-15. 10.14279/depositonce-4848 [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2012). Social Work and Sustainable Development : Local Voices from 'Maurice Ile Durable'. Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development : Abstract book. P. 274-. [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Karlsson, L. (2011). Teaching and Learning of Social Work through Autobiographic Literatures. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2011). Why it is Difficult to Eradicate Chronic Poverty? : A Case Study from Mauritius. Poverty alleviation strategies: experiences and new ideas : Proceedings. Ankara: General Directorate of Social Assistance and Solidarity. P. 217-241. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2010). Internet and Early Adolescent Sexuality. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2010). The Internet Mediated Sex Consumptions of Mauritian Teenagers: Heroes And Victims. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2008). Analysing Photographic Evidence through Atlas-ti : An Innovative Approach to Qualitative Social Research. . [More information]
Backlund Rambaree, B., Davies, P., Ponian, C. & Rambaree, K. (2008). People in Micro Businesses & The Blue Bay Marine Park : An Analysis of Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceived Benefits. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. & Backlund Rambaree, B. (2007). Higher Education (HE) for Voluntary Social Workers (VSWs) in Mauritius : Beneficiaries´ Personal Motivation and their Perceived Contribution towards the National Millennium Development Goals (NMDGs). . [More information]
Rambaree, K., Auchoybur, N., Kistamah, A. & Rajcomar, R. (2006). Sports Participation and Perceived Health : A study of undergraduate users and non-users of the University of Mauritius Gymnasium. . [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2004). The Ecology of Sexuality in a Mauritian Internet Chat Room (MICR) : An Internet Mediated Research (IMR). : IRFD. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2004). Young Girls and Sexual Rights : A Reflection on the Current Mauritian Society. . [More information]


Rambaree, K. (2009). Integrated Coastal Zone Management Training Demand & Supply Assessment in Mauritius. 32 p. [More information]
Rambaree, K. (2008). Stakeholders analysis for Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Mauritius. 28 p. [More information]
Sobhee, S., Jankee, C. & Rambaree, K. (2007). Socio-Economic Study of the Fisher Community in Mauritius and Rodrigues. Mauritius: International Labour Office. 92 p. [More information]

Book reviews

Rambaree, K. (2020). Book Review : Social Work and Disasters: A Handbook for Practice by Margaret Alston, Tricia Hazeleger and Desley Hargreaves. 2019. Oxon & New York, Routledge. 254 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-08952-5. Bingley BD16 1WA, UK: John Wiley & Sons. International Journal of Social Welfare. Bingley BD16 1WA, UK: John Wiley & Sons. P. 290-. 10.1111/ijsw.12437 [More information]
Published by: Komal Singh Rambaree Page responsible: Magnus Isaksson Updated: 2020-10-20
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