Human Factors & System Safety

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Bergström, Johan

Johan Bergström is the program director of the MSc. program in Human Factors & Systems Safety.

More information about Johan and his research areas can be found on his personal homepage.


  • Ph.D in Risk and Safety, Lund University, Sweden
  • M. Sc. in Engineering, Risk Management and Safety Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
  • B. Sc. in Fire Protection Engineering, Lund University, Sweden

Research areas: Johan works as an associate professor at the Lund University department for Risk Management and Societal Safety and research coordinator of the Lund University School of Aviation. His research is conducted mainly within the fields of Societal Safety, Systems Safety and Cognitive Systems Engineering. Currently Johan is conducting his postdoctoral project entitled Societal Resilience: An international discourse analysis, in which he compares how the notion of Resilience gets institutionalised as a discursive object in the broader discourse of societal safety in Sweden, Australia and Brazil. 

On June 15 2012 Johan defended his doctoral dissertation entitled: Escalation: Explorative studies of high-risk situations from the theoretical perspectives of complexity and joint cognitive systems. A central aim of the thesis work was to study how an organisation adapt to situations that change from normal to non-normal and potentially further on to a state of crisis. The research was conducted in several high-risk domains, such as aviation and shipping, but mainly within health care. 

Teaching activities: Since January 2012 Johan is the program director of the Lund University MSc. Programme in Human Factors and Systems Safety

Curriculum Vitae: Please use this link for full CV.

Telephone: +46 46 222 08 80