Lars’ main area of expertise is family sociology with a special focus on fatherhood. In 2001 he presented his thesis, Mäns Föräldraskap. Om mäns upplevelser ocherfarenheterav faderskapet [Men’s parenting. On Men’s Perceptions and Experiences of Fatherhood] (2001). The study was based on a collaborative project between the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom and the University of Göteborg in Sweden.
He has published many articles on the subject and in recent years has focused his research on the area of parenthood, work and family life, contributing to books such as Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe (2007), Work, Family and Organisations in Transitions. European Perspective (2009) and Transitions to Parenthood in Europe. A Comparative Life CoursePerspective (2013). He is also one of the co-authors in the book Fathers across Cultures. The Importance, Roles and Diverse Practices of Dads (2015)
Lars has also published articles and books on themes such as Parenthood and the Internet, Reproductive Health and Migration, and HIV. He has reviewed around 30 manuscripts for scientific journals and been speaking at many international conferences and workshops. Currently he is leading five different research projects and supervising four doctoral students.
Fatherhood research on the Internet – methodological reflections from a literature review. Contribution to forthcoming book Fathers, families and relationships (Policy Press).