For many years I worked as a Occupational health safety and ergonomist consultant at a Occupational Health Service Unit. During 2012-2014 I held a post doctoral position at the Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research, Karolinska Institutet. From 2015 I am an associated researcher at the department. My main interests are evaluation of methods for rehabilitation and health prevention, ergonomics, workers safety and workplace interventions. I will continue to work with the SPA study, Stress Prevention at the workplace.
From 2015 I work as an ergonomist and researcher at the unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, County Council, Östergötland. My focus is patient- and workplace investigations, conducting research projects (neck pain and work postures, patient- and workers safety, work environment andwork load among workers in dentistry), and knowledge sharing.
I have a special interest in science communication. I was invited to write a blog post at FIOH: "Making social media and blogging work for occupational health scientists".
PhD, Linköpings University, 2012
Ergonomist, Occupational Health, 2009
Specialist in physiotherapy within orthopedics, 2002
Master in physiotherapy, 2000
Specific courses in : Rehabilitation, stressprevention, psychosomatic treatment, diagnostic evaluation of mechanical pain and functioning, patient transfer.
I will aattende the PREMUS conference in Toronto, 19th to 23 of june. I will present results from a study focusing on neck pain among fork lift operators. I will also present a poster concerning work load in dentistry.
During 2014 I was an adept in the research mentor program "mentor4research": http://www.iva.se/en/Projects/Mentor4Research/
International conference 2014
I will attend the "XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work", Germany, in August. Presentation: "Network for occupational multi-disciplinary teams to promote evidence-based practice and implementing guidelines". https://www.safety2014germany.com/
Thesis: The Rehabilitation Process for Individuals with Musculoskeletal andMentalDisorders
My thesis is based on the Return to Work East Sweden Study, following sick-listed persons with Mental disorders or musculoskeletal disorders in their rehabilitation process. The ReWESS research group: http://www.imh.liu.se/samhallsmedicin/rar/forskning/rewess/om_rewess?l=en
Project: Stress-related mental health - prevention in the workplace (SPA project)
Stress-related illnesses are today together with musculoskeletal disorders the predominant cause of production loss and absenteeism. The risks of developing stress-related mental illness is today well established, however, it is less studied how this can be successfully treated or prevented in workplaces through interventions.
The SPA project intends to evaluate the method the Productivity Measurement and Enhancement System (ProMES). The method is mainly evaluated for production improvement, but there are indications that it also has stress-reducing effect on working groups. The method gives employees opportunities to participate actively in productivity-enhancing measures. The employees, along with their immediate supervisors, identify and prioritize responsive and desirable results in all of the activities important dimensions. International studies have shown that participation (participation) has positive effects on employee performance and attitudes.
The aim of this study is to test whether efforts in targeting the organization and work environment can reduce stress and prevent stress-related ill health in the workplace. Primary outcomes of the study are tense work i.e. imbalance between demand and control and other primary indicators of stress, such as sleep and recovery.
The data in the SPA study was collected during 2013-2014.Analysis is ongoing, during 2015-2017.