About me

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.

Research description

Principal investigator:

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])

Collaborating researcher:

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)

Education

Associate professor (docent), Public Health Science

PhD (Public Health Science/Occupational Medicine), Karolinska Institutet

MSc (with a Major in Psychology), Stockholm University

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