Charlotte Wåhlin

Charlotte Wåhlin

Affiliated to Research
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Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 IIR Kwak, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • 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. Now 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.
    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 am the editing
    manager of a swedish workenvironment blog: I
    collaborate with a research group with interest in socal media and
    communication using twitter
  • Mark Merolli, Ann Green and Maria-Louisa
    PhD, Linköpings University, 2012
    Ergonomist, Occupational Health, 2009/2010
    Specialist in physiotherapy within orthopedics, 2002
    Master in physiotherapy, 2000, Physiotherapist, 1987
    /*Thesis: The Rehabilitation Process for Individuals with Musculoskeletal and
    Mental disorders.*/
    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. /ReWESS research group: Charlotte Wåhlin,
    Kerstin Ekberg, Birgitta Öberg, Jan Persson, and Lars Bernfort, Linköping


  • *Project: Stress-related mental health - prevention in the workplace (SPA
    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.
    *Programme description*
    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. Result from the SPA study
    is presented from 2016 and the analysis is ongoing during 2018 and 2019.


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