I am an associate professor of public health science and conduct epidemiological research as related to educational differences, socio-economic factors, occupations and work environment et cetera. The focus has been on cardiovascular diseases, mental illness including suicide, and disability retirement. Further, I am responsible for advanced-level courses in work organization and theory of science, as related to public health research. I am also involved in the Doctoral programme in Public Health Science.
Long-term follow-up studies of Swedish school children to explain the origins of educational gradients in health (funded by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [Forte])
The occurrence of mental disorders across occupations and work environments in Swedish males and females: A longitudinal perspective (funded by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [Forte])
Social inequalities in health and labor market attachment among older workers – the importance of childhood circumstances and physical and psychosocial work environments over the entire working life (funded by the Swedish Research Council [Vetenskapsådet])
Body size, mental health and inequalities (BMI): A life course perspective, funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
PhD (Public Health Science/Occupational Medicine), Karolinska Institutet
MSc (with a Major in Psychology), Stockholm University