Carin Håkansta

Carin Håkansta

Research Specialist
Telephone: +46852487584
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Arbetsmedicin Bodin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Research Specialist
    2014 PhD in Human Work Science (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden).
    2022 Associate Professor in Work Science (Karlstad University, Sweden)
    Current research: effects of non-standard employment and digitalisation - including algorithmic management and platform work - on health and the work environment.


  • I am interested in how changes in society and work affect occupational safety and health, and what could be done to improve safety and health, both in terms of policy and more concretely at the workplace level. I am also interested in the effects of new technology and the green transition on work and health.

    I am the PI of two on-going projects:
    1. ALGOSH: Algorithmic management at work - challenges, opportunities, and strategies for occupational safety and health and wellbeing (Forte 2023 - 2029)
    2. Effects of algorithmic management on work environment and health among warehouse hands and transport workers ( AFA 2022 - 2025)

    I participate in four on-going projects:
    1. Robot as colleague – help or yippee? (AFA 2022-2025).
    2. Effects of non-standard work arrangements on health, work and families - solutions for the future of Sweden (Forte 2019 - 2026) [1].
    3. Digital labour platforms and its effects on health and well-being: a mixed-method project of gig workers in Sweden (Forte 2022-2025)
    4. New challenges for occupational safety and health in times of the digital transformation in Europe: the role of digital labour platforms (Forte 2022 - 2026)

    Closed projects:
    The meaning of digitalisation for interpersonal relations and organisational contexts (AFA 2020 - 2023).


  • I have supervised more than 20 students at undergraduate and graduate level and one PhD student. I am currently supervising two PhD students.
    My teaching includes the organisation of a course about occupational safety and health for TCO trade union members and a course for NIVA Education about labour inspection in the age of digitalization. I have also taught at undergraduate (Karlstad University) and graduate level (Karolinska Institutet).


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