Unit profile


The research group Child and Family Health conducts research and education at all levels in pediatric nursing and care. The research and education focus on how care for children with long-term illness and their families can be developed and improved, how educational efforts can reduce violence in the home and how different forms of e-health can strengthen self-care for children and families. The research takes place in close collaboration with health care providers and is led by Professor Inger Kristensson Hallström. Implementation of research results in practical health care has proven to be of great importance for individual children, their families and for health care. The research group is international and multidisciplinary and consists of nurses in various specialties, physiotherapists and doctors with psychologists, technologists and health economists connected to the research group. We have a large international collaboration.


For many years, our research has been focused on 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 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 children's healthcare, in the research program eChildHealth. We have also developed e-health and robots in school in the EU-funded research project iCOPE (Interregional Childhood Oncology Precision Medicine Exploration), with the goal of improving diagnostics, treatment and quality of life for children with cancer. The research group also conducts research on physical activity, obesity among preschool children, late effects of childhood cancer, young people with HIV and violence in the family.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pediatrics

Free keywords

  • Family
  • Children
  • Reproductive health

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