Emma Cedstrand

Emma Cedstrand

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Arbetsmedicin Brulin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I'm a licensed psychologist dedicated to improving mental health and well-being in the workplace. My expertise lies in organisational intervention and implementation research aimed at promoting mental health in the workplace. I earned my Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet in January 2023 after successfully defending my thesis "Evaluating Occupational Health Interventions: Design, Implementation, and Effects".

    Building on the intervention projects I worked on as a Ph.D. student, I'm engaged in an innovative project focused on co-creating occupational health interventions to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment. We focus on the hospitality and healthcare industries.
    Co-creation, an approach that values stakeholders' needs and local contexts as essential for promoting behavioural change, is at the core of my current research. Co-creation has gained prominence in public and occupational health by promoting a more people-centred and effective approach to addressing health challenges. However, there is a shortage of research evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of co-created interventions. My goal is to advance the field's knowledge and practices.


  • Occupational health
    Organisational interventions to improve the organisational and social working environment and mental health
    Mental health
    Effectiveness studies
    Process evaluations


  • I´m a course leader at the Master Program of Work and Health at KI. I lead the course Improving the work environment - intervention and evaluation.
    I`m also responsible for the qualitative research part in the course Scientific Methods.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2026

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2023

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