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Jesper Lundgren

Senior lecturer

Jesper Lundgren
Senior lecturer , Head of Department
Head of Department
+46 31 786 5974

Room number: 466
Postal Address: Box 500, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Jesper Lundgren


After psychology studies in Gothenburg, I started my work as a psychologist in public dental care in January 1998. The work there mainly concerned the treatment of people with dental phobia based on cognitive behavioral therapy, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as research and R & D supervision. I defended my doctoral thesis dissertation "Dental Fear - Psychophysiology, Cognition and Behavior" in 2003 and in the following ten years, I shared my time between the Public dental care, the Department of Odontology and the Department of Psychology. I became a lecturer in 2013 and since 2014 I work full-time at the Department of Psychology with a position as senior lecturer, but with the assignment as head of the department.


Because of my current assignment as head of department, I do not teach so much at the moment. In the past, my teaching has focused on personality psychology, scientific method, psychometric testing and ethics. In addition, I have lectured on phobias and health psychology.

Research interests

In parallel with my clinical work, I have been devoted to research since 1998. Initially, my research concerned adult dental phobia and was focusing on etiology and treatability, but later also included young people in different ways. My interest is in health psychology in different ways, and in addition to dental care, I have also participated in research regarding conditions of pain, and diseases that are affected by lifestyle and self-care, such as asthma and diabetes.

Current research

Currently, the research I'm involved in is linked to different PhD student projects where I am a supervisor. One project is about the Unified Protocol treatment and how it works compared to manual-based CBT. Here I am the principal supervisor of psychologist Erik Nilsson, a PhD student at the department. Another project concerns Health locus of control and how it may affect primary care patients who have diabetes. Here I am a co-supervisor for psychologist Maria Eriksson, PhD student at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University. Another project is about young people who avoid dental care. Who are they and why do they miss their appointments? Here I am a co-supervisor for dental hygienist Anida Fägerstad, a PhD student at Örebro University. A fourth project deals with dental intervention interventions to help young people with gingivitis to improve their oral health. Here I am co-supervisor for dental hygienist Sandra Lod Dimenäs, a PhD student at the Department of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy.

Latest publications

Barriers and facilitators for adolescent girls to take on adult responsibility for dental care ? a qualitative study
A. Fagerstad, Jesper Lundgren, K. Arnrup, E. Carlson
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Evaluation of the Jönköping dental fear coping model: a patient perspective
Carl-Otto Brahm, Jesper Lundgren, Sven G. Carlsson, Peter Nilsson, Catharina Hägglin
Acta odontologica Scandinavica, Journal article 2019
Journal article

XRMA and ToF-SIMS Analysis of Normal and Hypomineralized Enamel.
Lisa Melin, Jesper Lundgren, Per Malmberg, Jörgen G Norén, Fabian Taube et al.
Microscopy and microanalysis : the official journal of Microscopy Society of America, Microbeam Analysis Society, Microscopical Society of Canada, Journal article 2015
Journal article

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Symptoms, Clinical Characteristics and Consequences
Magnus Hakeberg, Jesper Lundgren
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dental Phobia and Anxiety. Eds. L.-G. Öst and E. Skaret,, Oxford, Wiley, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Multimodal Cognitive Behavioural Treatment
Jesper Lundgren, Ulla Wide Boman
Cognitive behaviour therapy for dental phobia and anxiety / edited by Lars-Göran Öst and Erik Skaret., Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Dentists' skills with fearful patients: education and treatment.
Carl-Otto Brahm, Jesper Lundgren, Sven G. Carlsson, Peter Nilsson, Johanna Hultqvist et al.
European journal of oral sciences, Journal article 2013
Journal article

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