Carina Sparud Lundin

Deputy Head of Department

Institute of Health and Care
Visiting address
Arvid Wallgrens backe Hus 1 o 2
41346 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 457
40530 Göteborg

About Carina Sparud Lundin

Carina is professor in nursing scince since 2020. She became registered nurse in 1985 and specialist pediatric nurse in 1992. Carina has worked at the University since 2001, she defended her doctoral thesis in 2008 and has held assignments as a section manager at the department during 2010-2015. From 2016 and still, Deputy Head of Department.

Research Carina's research focuses transitions in daily life of people with chronic illness and their family and involved health care providers. Diabetes onset in children, the transition between child and adulthood when diabetes and congenital heart defects, as well as the childbearing period for women with Type 1 diabetes are such vulnerable transitions. Self-management and social support are important health scientific starting points in all projects as well as a desire to develop person-centered care for children and young people with long term illness. Carina is involved in several national and international research projects studying and / or evaluating various aspects of chronic illness in children/young people and their families.

Research group

Health Care Transition Research Group (…)

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Teaching Scientific theory and method on graduate and postgraduate levels. Experiences and support in relation to chronic illnesses in general, and type 1 diabetes in particular. Carina is responsible for the Postgraduate Programme in Specialist Nursing - Diabetes Care.

Clinical activity Carina has extensive clinical experience in pediatric care, particularly neonatal care but she has in recent years also worked with children and adolescents in a specialized pediatric outpatient clinic.