Christian Jacobsson

Senior Lecturer

Department of
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg

About Christian Jacobsson


Christian started his studies at the Psychologist program in Umeå 1982 and ended them in Gothenburg 1989. He has worked as a psychologist and consultant in the field of work and organizational psychology since then. In 1994 he stared as a lecturer at the Department of psychology, University of Gothenburg, and became Ph.D. in psychology in 2001. Since 2001, he is a senior lecturer at the Department of psychology.


Christians major teaching is in work and organizational psychology at the Psychologist program.

Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Work groups
  • Work environment and stress

Current research

  • Managers in health care sector and their interaction with media
  • Work group development levels and health among group members

Selected publications

Jacobsson, C., Rydbo, N. &. Børressen, J-E. (2014) The Links Between Group Development and Health in Manufacturing Industry. Journal of Small Group Research, 45(4): 400-415

Wramsten Wilmar M., Ahlborg Jr G., Jacobsson, C. & Dellve, L. (2014). Health Care Managers in Negative Media Focus: a Qualitative Study of Personification Processes and Their Personal Consequences. BMC Health Services Research. 14:8. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-8

Wheelan, S.A. & Jacobsson, C. (2014). A descriptive study of work groups in the Swedish and U.S. economy. Presented at the 9th GRASP conference, may 22-23, Linköping: Linköping University