I am a licensed psychologist with an Msc from Uppsala University. Since I received my degree in 2017, I have worked in the field of work and organizational psychology, mainly with psychological testing, assessments, group and leadership development. Parallel to my psychology studies I also worked as a cabin crew for six years.
Since January 2021, I am a doctoral student at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology.
My research interest lies mainly in the conditions of modern working life and what consequences these have for individuals' health and safety work within organizations. Specifically, my interest is how working conditions and organization can be linked to safety within complex high-risk organizations.
I work in the project Sustainable flight safety - Developing instruments for identifying key risk factors, and models for interventions that enable proactive and sustainable flight safety work. The project examines the flight safety consequences of pilots' and cabin crews' working conditions - as well as how sustainable safety can be created within the framework of the special conditions that prevail in aviation.
My doctoral project is investigating the effects of the changed employment conditions for cabin crew working conditions, stress-related ill health and passenger and flight safety (Project name Feeling the Cabin Pressure? Organizational and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Health and Safety Risks among Cabin Crew.)
Folke, F., and Melin, M. (2022). Selecting flight mode - Risk factors associated with presenteeism among commercial pilots and the role of depressive symptoms. Journal of Air Transport Management, 103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2022.102254
Johansson, F., &, Melin, M. (2018). Fit for Flight? Inappropriate Presenteeism Among Swedish Commercial Airline Pilots and Its Threats to Flight Safety. International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, 28(3-4), 84–97. https://doi.org/10.1080/24721840.2018.1553567