Nuria Matilla Santander

Nuria Matilla Santander

Assistant Professor
Telephone: +46852486037
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Arbetsmedicin Bodin, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an assistant professor at the Unit of Occupational Medicine. I
    received a bachelor in Biomedical Sciences, a master in Public Health and a
    PhD in Health Sciences.
    My research interests are focused on the health effects of digitalisation of
    the labour market and a life-course approach to study the impact of
    precarious employment on health.
    PhD in Health Sciences, 2019, International University of Catalonia (Sant
    Cugat del Vallès, Spain)
    Master in Public Health, 2016, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain)
    Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences, 2014, University of Barcelona (Barcelona,


  • The main areas of research where I am working are:
    *1) Digitalisation of the labour market: digital labour platforms and its
    effects on health and occupational safety*
    I am the PI of the GIG-HEALTH project (/Digital labour platforms and its
    effects on health and well-being: a mixed-method project of gig workers in
    Sweden)/, funded by FORTE 2022-2024. The research group is multidisciplinary
    and led by Karolinska Institute in collaboration with Oxford University (UK),
    Johns Hopkins University and City University of New York (US), University of
    Alcalá (ES), Toronto University (CA). [1]
    Within this project, we aim to:
    1) investigate whether different types of platform work are associated with
    various health outcomes
    2) identify mechanisms through which types of platform work affect health
    and well-being
    3) propose recommendations for improving platform workers job conditions,
    health and well-being
    I am the co-PI and co-coordinator of the European project "/New challenges
    for occupational safety and health in times of the digital transformation in
    Europe: the role of digital labour platforms/", 2022-2025. The consortium
    includes researchers from 6 European countries University of Copenhagen,
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université libre de Bruxelles, University of
    Warwick, University of Lodz, Tampere University and Pompeu Fabra University. [2]
    The proposed project aims to:
    1) investigate the occupational safety and health risks and regulations of
    platform work
    2) provide recommendations to foster a safe and healthy occupational
    environment for platform workers in European countries
    *2) High quality epidemiological evidence on the health effects of precarious
    This area of research is based on the programme grant “/Effects on
    non-standard work arrangements on health, work and families – solutions for
    the future in Sweden/” ( [3]) (PI: Theo
    My current scientific activity is aimed at identifying trajectories of
    precarious employment over time in Sweden to examine associations of these
    with the subsequent risk of several health disorders. I do so by means of
    advanced statistical methods, such as group-based model trajectories and
    repeated latent class analysis using register data. Health disorders that I
    have studied include common mental disorders (depression, anxiety, and
    stress-related disorders), substance use disorders (alcoholic and
    non-alcoholic disorders), suicide attempts, myocardial infarction, and


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