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Dr. Ingela Lundgren

Ingela Lundgren Ingela Lundgren,  Professor and Head of Department, Institute of Health and Care Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (RN, RM, MPH, MNSc, PhD)

Ingela Lundgren completed her education as a midwife in 1986 and since then she has worked with childbirths, both in standard delivery wards, Birth Centre Care and homebirths. In 2002, she defended her thesis about women’s childbirth experiences (Releasing and relieving encounters – experiences of pregnancy and childbirth, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden).

Her main research interest is about the meaning of childbirth in a woman’s life. Ingela Lundgren is currently involved in several national and international research projects focusing on women's experiences of giving birth near birth and in a long-term perspective, support during childbirth by professionals and non-professionals and the organization of maternity care.

She is also a supervisor for several doctoral students, both nationally and internationally. Ingela is one of the leaders of a Nordic research network concerning childbirth and qualitative research funded by Nordforsk (an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding for Nordic research cooperation as well as advice and input on Nordic research policy http://www.nordforsk.org/en).