Jesper Löve


Avd för samhällsmedicin och
Medicinaregatan 18A
41390 Göteborg
Global hälsa och folkhälsa, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Box 463
40530 Göteborg

Om Jesper Löve

My main research and teaching interest concerns different aspects of health inequalities. The studies I am involved in can comprise how inequalities in different health outcomes are mapped and described, what the drivers and mechanisms behind these inequalities look like, and societal action that can limit them. Although challenging, I truly enjoy the interdisciplinarity needed to understand and act in this field of work.

Research interests (keywords)

  • Social inequalities in health
  • Gendered structures, intersectionality and health
  • Policy and inequalities in health
  • Barriers to care
  • Migration and health
  • Stigma and mental health
  • Life-course perspective and inequalities in health
  • Psychosocial work environment

Ongoing research (in selection)

  • EMBRACE (FORTE) - Embracing diversity invulnerability - a multilevel intersectional study of communities’ vulnerability and public health institutions’ capability to cope with COVID-19and future pandemics (co-applicant)
  • AWARE (FORTE) - Women exposed to abuse in childhood - determinants, effects and resilience factors (co-applicant).
  • Equal-Life - Life-course perspective on inequalities in total exposome and health in children (co-researcher)
  • FORMAS - Effects of rail traffic noise and vibration on cardiometabolic health: social inequalities in exposure, social susceptibility or both? The EpiVib-equality project
  • Stigma and depression - in conjunction with LORE at the institute of Political science
  • Social inequalities in relation to Covid-19 (data from SOM-Covid, institute of political science)

Teaching commitments (in selection)

  • Senior lecturer at the international Masters program in Public Health science (UGOT)
  • Course leader "Jämlik hälsa" for civil servants at Västra götaland and City of Gothenburg

Ongoing PhD supervision

  • Tommy Pehrson - Notions of men and masculinities among personnel working with sexual and reproductive health (co-supervisor)
  • Sophia Nguyen Ngoc Phuong - Tobacco control policies in Vietnam: Evaluation and stakeholder perceptions (co-supervisor)
  • Helene Svensdotter - Selection and treatment effect within pain rehabilitation form a gender equality perspective (Co-supervisor)

Previous PhD supervision (defended)