• Visiting address

    HSC Margaretavägen 1 B

    22240 Lund


  • Postal address

    Box 157

    22100 Lund


Unit profile


The research group Child and Family Health conducts research in pediatric nursing and care. More specifically, our research focuses on how care can be developed for children with long-term illness and their families, e.g. children with cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, heart disease, HIV, obesity, and children with eating problems. The research takes place in close collaboration with the healthcare service and is led by Professor Inger Kristensson Hallström. The implementation of research in practical health care has proven to be of great importance for individual children and their families’ opportunities to live with illness or ill health. The research group includes an international research team with nurses in various specialties, physiotherapists, doctors, and researchers in global health as well as psychologists, technologists, and health economists. We also conduct postgraduate education and commissioned education and teach at a basic and advanced level in the field of health and care science.


For many years, we have conducted research in parental support and child-centered care. Between 2013-2018 in the 6-year research program LUC3 (Lund University Child Centered Care), funded by Forte and the Swedish Research Council. In the autumn of 2018, the research group received another 6-year program grant from Forte, to develop self-care with the help of e-health in pediatric care, in the research program eChildHealth. We participate in developing e-health and using robots in schools in the EU-funded research project iCOPE (Interregional Childhood Oncology Precision Medicine Exploration), to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for children with cancer. The research group also researches physical activity, overweight, and obesity among preschool children, the late effects of childhood cancer, and children who are exposed to domestic violence.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pediatrics


  • Family
  • Children
  • Reproductive health


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