The panel for Work and work-related health assess applications on the importance of the working environment for reducing exclusion and increasing the participation of individuals in working life

The area also includes studies on the influence of background factors such as socioeconomic conditions, morbidity, age-related changes, gender and ethnicity. Furthermore, the interaction between psychosocial work environment and employment conditions is included. Research on the so-called work–life balance, i.e. the prioritisation between work and family, is also included.

Furthermore, studies on the importance of the work organisation for the work environment, work ability and work performance are included, as well as how the individual’s conditions and the development of the organisation are linked to each other. The area also includes intervention research and implementation research on preventive interventions for work and health

The subareas of the panel can be summarised as follows: psychosocial factors and health, bullying, victimisation, stress, sleep, common mental health conditions, chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, sick leave, sickness presence, work performance, work ability, employer’s responsibility for rehabilitation, work-, family- and living conditions in relation to health and quality of life

Key concepts

  • Work ability, work performance, productivity
  • Preventive interventions, occupational health services
  • Organisational and social work environment
  • Bullying, offensive treatment
  • Mental health

Members of the scientific panel

  • Chairperson

  • Irene Jensen

    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

  • Members

  • Guy Ahonen

    Hanken School of Economics

  • Gunnar Bergström

    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet

  • Erik Berntson

    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University

  • Lotta Dellve

    University of Borås and Sahlgrenska Academy

  • Birgitta Eriksson

    Working life science, Karlstad Business School

  • Andreas Holtermann

    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

  • Arnstein Mykletun

    Norwegian Institute of Public Health and University of New South Wales, Sydney

  • Susanna Stymne Airey

    AFA Insurance

  • Ann Wastesson

    Ekerö Municipality