I am a senior researcher specializing in work and organizational psychology. My research focus is on leadership during the implementation process, intervention design and the investigation of work stressors in particular job insecurity as well as their mechanisms.
I also work at the Unit for Implementation, Centrum for epidemiology and community medicine (CES).
Docent/Associate Professor in Psychology, Stockholm University
PhD in Psychology, Stockholm University, Department of Psychology
PhD thesis:Job Insecurity and Its Consequences: Investigating Moderators, Mediators and Gender
Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in work and organizational psychology and medicine, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Psychology, Germany
Leadership during implementation
Healthcare organizations need to undergo changes constantly to adopt the newest technologies and implement evidence-based methods 1 in order to secure the best quality care, patient safety and cost efficiency as required by the Health and Medical Services Act (1982:763). Therefore, successful implementations are in particular important for these organizations. One key factor that affects the implementation success is leadership. However, besides the importance of leadership, we know little about how and which leadership is important in implementation.
In my research I focus on the investigation of effective leadership behavior during an implementation process. A leadership training is developed focusing on strengthening leadership behaviors of line managers.
Grants related to this reserach:
- Leadership- Key to successful implementation in healthcare (AFA AFA dnr: 140114) PI: Anne Richter
Organizational changes have resulted in increased occupational stress, which has not only affected the workforce negatively in terms of health and work outcomes, but at the same time organizations are affected through decreased productivity and increased costs that arise with the decreased well-being of their employees. When translating this occupational stress into hard financial facts, it has been found that stress at work is one of the most costly factors for organizations, the society as well as insurance companies.
One of the stressors that has contributed to an increase in stress levels and a decrease of the working environment quality is job insecurity, which has been defined as the uncertainty about the future employment and/or employment conditions.
In my reserach I focus on the investigation of mechanisms that consist of inter-individual differences in the employees’ reaction to job insecurity as well as to study the factors that connect job insecurity to its negative outcomes in order to get a more holistic understanding of this important phenomenon as well as make job insecurity research applicable in organizations.
Grants related to this reserach:
- Identification of individual and organizational mechanisms of job insecurity. (FORTE dnr 2012-0947) PI: Anne Richter
- Positive psychology in the context of job insecurity (AFA arbetsmiljö post doc 2011)
Department of Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. Collaboration with Kathleen Otto
Department of Psychology, KU Leuven, Belgium. Collaboration with Hans De Witte, Tinne Vander Elst
Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (DBOS), Claremont Graduate University (CGU), USA.
Collaboration with Stewart Donaldson and Meghana (Meg) Rao
Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Collaboration with Saija Mauno, Anne Mäkikangas and Ulla Kinnunen
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Global Bridges to Advance Health Care Research Careers for Junior Researchers
Post doctoral fellowship AFA (Arbetsmiljö Post dok)
ICPSR scholarship from the Swedish national data service