The panel for Work and work-related health assesses applications on the importance of the working environment for reducing exclusion and reducing health problems related to working life. 

Work and work-related health 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. Studies on the link between working environment and levels of participation in working life, and how individual demands can be observed within the development of the organisation are included. The area also includes intervention research and implementation research on preventive interventions for working environment and health, as well as studies on physical, chemical and biological risk factors in the work environment.

The subareas of the panel can be summarised as follows: psychosocial factors and health, bullying, offensive treatment, 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, repetitive strain injuries, rehabilitation, health risk in the working environment, safety, security, violence and threats.

Members of the review panel 2022

  • Chairperson

  • Annika Vänje

    Dalarna University, Sweden

  • Members

  • Claudia Bernhard-Oettel

    Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Kaj Bo Veiersted

    Department for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway

  • Nils Fallentin

    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

  • Per Nylén

    The Swedish Work Environment Authority, Sweden

  • Vivi Schlünssen

    Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Artur Tenenbaum

    Region Västra Götaland, Sweden

  • Lydia Kwak

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Peter Hasle

    Syddansk Universitet, Denmark

  • Britt-Inger Keisu

    Umeå University, Sweden