About me

I am an assistant professor at the Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research on Worker Health at the Institute of Environmental Medicine. I have been a part of the unit since 2020 (initially as a postdoc researcher in between 2020–2022). I have a Phd in Political Science from Stockholm University, 2015. And I have since then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University, Department of the History of Science and Ideas in a research program titled "Medicine at the Borders of Life" (2017-2019) and as a senior lecturer in Gender Studies, Stockholm University (2019-2020).

Research description

I am the project leader of the evaluation and research project Future Work – in which we follow the transition toward more flexible work for the professional service at KI. Furthermore, I do research  on sick leave and return to work for (young) employees with experiences of common mental disorders (CMD) in two different research projects:

*A gender perspective on sick-leave among youth; obstacles and resources for return-to-work as experienced by employees and managers (GUNGA)

* A problem-solving intervention to enhance return to work among people on sick leave due to common mental disorders:  Psychosocial factors and balance in everyday life

Selected Publications:


Tinnerholm Ljungberg H, Olsson C, Jensen I, Nybergh L, Björk Brämberg E (2023) Managers’ experience of causes and prevention of sick leave among young employees with Common Mental Disorders (CMDs)–A qualitative interview study with a gender perspective. PLOS ONE 18(9): e0292109. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0292109

Olsson C, Tinnerholm Ljungberg H, Björk Brämberg E, Nybergh L, Jensen I (2023) A gender perspective on perceived causes of sick leave due to common mental disorders among young Swedish employees: A qualitative interview study. PLoS ONE 18(9): e0291551. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0291551

Hindering and enabling factors for young employees with common mental disorder to remain at or return to work affected by the Covid-19 pandemic – a qualitative interview study with young employees and managers. Wallberg M, Tinnerholm Ljungberg H, Björk Brämberg E, Nybergh L, Jensen I, Olsson C. PLoS ONE (2023) 18(6): e0286819. 

Exploring reasons for sick leave due to common mental disorders from the perspective of employees and managers – what has gender got to do with it? Holmlund LTinnerholm Ljungberg H, Bültmann U, Holmgren K, Björk Brämberg E.  International journal of qualitative studies on health and well-being, (2022) 17(1), 2054081.

Fetal and animal research in Sweden : The construction of viable lives in regulatory policy debates, 1970–1980. Svärd, P.-A., & Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H. (2021).Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 89, 248–256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.08.012

A gender perspective on sick leave among young adults - barriers and resources for return to work as experienced by young employees and managers: a protocol for a qualitative study. Olsson, C., Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H., Björk Brämberg, E., Jensen, I., Nybergh, L., International Journal of Qualitative Methods (2021) 20:1–9.

How Ethics Travels: The International Development of Research Ethics Committees in the Late Twentieth Century, Jacobs, N., & Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H., European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health,78(2) (2021): 257-265. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/26667711-20210001

Regulating Research: The Origins and Institutionalization of Research Ethics Committees in Sweden, Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H. European Journal for the History of Medicine and Health (2021).

Från medicinskt avfall till rättighetsinnehavare: Framväxten av värdekonflikter kring aborterade foster i Sverige Jülich, S, Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H, Tidskrift för genusvetenskap 2019;40 (3-4), 29-50.

The trouble of sex: Sex-determination, prenatal diagnosis and politics Linden, L. Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H. Kvinder, Køn og Forskning, 2018; 27 (1) 33-45

Omöjliga familjen. Ideologi och fantasi i svensk reproduktionspolitik Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H. Diss. Stockholms universitet 2015.

Politik och fantasi i svensk reproduktionspolitik Tinnerholm Ljungberg, H. Kvinder, Køn og Forskning 2014;14 (1-2)



Phd in Political Science, Stockholm University, 2015.