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About me

I became a doctoral candidate in 2013 in medical science in Karolinska Institutet and graduated in 2017. I started in 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Solna, SE, and in 2019 at the University of Gävle, Gävle, SE. 

Research description

My research interest is about the relationship between the work environment and health and productivity. The current research is about the effects of going to work when one should have stayed home because of ill health, so-called sickness presenteeism. The project aims to find out more about health, sickness presence and sickness absence, and productivity loss from a health economic perspective. I also participate in a project "Work Environment and Productivity" among public employees where the purpose is to implement some of the most well-documented research results from the effect of the work environment on objective productivity. The knowledge from my project could provide better and healthy workplaces partly in terms of practical recommendations, but also in terms of what should be measured. The project provides information on how ill health, working conditions, sickness presence, sickness absence, and productivity are connected.

Education

Health Economics, MSc. in 2012, University of Oslo.   Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Intervention and implementation research for Worker health.

Thesis: ‘From health outcomes to value assessments: preference-based evaluation of interventions & valuation of productivity costs among working adults’, Karolinska Institutet.  

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