Margareta Adolfsson is a PhD and associated professor emeritus in disability research. She is affiliated to the research group CHILD (Children-Health-Intervention-Learning-Development) and the Swedish Institute of Disability Research at Jönköping University. For many years, she worked as a physiotherapist in Child and Youth Habilitation Centre in Dalarna, Sweden.
Margareta’s research was highly focused on children’s participation in daily life situations and on the utility of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, version for Children and Youth, ICF-CY. The utility includes its practical use for children and youth but also how to handle constructs and qualifiers. She has participated in the testing, development and translation of the ICF-CY into Swedish and followed its implementation in practical work.