Line Lund

​Cand.scient.san.publ. PhD, Post doc, project manager

Palliative Care Research Unit
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine GP
Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen
Bispebjerg bakke 23B
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark
Phone: +45 2329 8633

Master of Science in Public Health from University of Copenhagen (2008).
PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology from University of Copenhagen (2014).
Since 2008 employed at the Research Unit, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital.

Primary fields of research

  • Being a caregiver to a cancer patient
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Questionnaire development and validation

Current research

  • Project manager on the research project “Testing a caregiver-led intervention to improve support to caregivers of patients in specialized palliative care at home: a stepped wedge (cluster) randomized controlled trial” which aims at evaluating the effect of the English “CSNAT” (Care Support Needs Assessment Tool) intervention in Denmark. Information about the CSNAT intervention:

Past research

  • “Being a caregiver to a cancer patient” (PhD project) – a survey investigating caregivers to cancer patients’ experiences and needs, primarily in the interaction with health care professionals
  • “Improvement of information to cancer patients’ caregivers: A randomized intervention study”. The project was developed on basis of the completed PhD project and aimed at improving the information from the health care professionals to the caregivers (by assessing the caregivers unmet need for information and providing them with the lacking information through an extra conversation with a nurse)
  • Part of a larger research group developing an intervention aiming at promoting the involvement of socially vulnerable cancer patients in their own treatment course.


  • Teacher on the course “Questionnaire Construction” at the Public Health education at University of Copenhagen in 2009, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


Johnsen AT, Ross L, Petersen MA, Lund L, Groenvold M. The relatives' perspective on advanced cancer care in Denmark. A cross-sectional survey. Support Care Cancer 2012; 20(12):3179-88.

Ross L, Petersen MA, Johnsen AT, Lundstrøm LH, Lund L, Groenvold M. Using mixed methods to assess how cancer patients' needs in relation to their relatives are met in the Danish health care system: a report from the population-based study 'The Cancer Patient's World'. Support Care Cancer 2012; 20(12):3211-20.

Lund L, Ross M, Groenvold M. The initial development of the 'Cancer Caregiving Tasks, Consequences and Needs Questionnaire' (CaTCoN). Acta Oncologica 2012; 51(8):1009-19.

Lund L, Ross L, Petersen MA, Groenvold M. The validity and reliability of the 'Cancer Caregiving Tasks, Consequences and Needs Questionnaire' (CaTCoN). Acta Oncologica 2014; 53(7):966-74.

Lund L, Ross L, Petersen MA, Groenvold M. Cancer caregiving tasks and consequences and their associations with caregiver status and the caregiver's relationship to the patient: a survey. BMC Cancer 2014; 14:541.

Lund L, Ross L, Petersen MA, Groenvold M. The interaction between informal cancer caregivers and health care professionals: a survey of caregivers' experiences of problems and unmet needs. Support Care Cancer 2015; 23(6):1719-33.
Lund L, Ross L, Petersen MA, Sengelov L, Groenvold M. Improving information to caregivers of cancer patients: the Herlev Hospital Empowerment of Relatives through More and Earlier information Supply (HERMES) randomized controlled trial. Support Care Cancer. 2019 June 8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-04900-3. [Epub ahead of print]