Kathryn (Kathy) Badarin

Kathryn Badarin

Postdoctoral researcher

About me

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in epidemiology at the Unit of Occupational Medicine, Institute of Environmental Medicine. 

I hold a PhD in Medical Science from the Institute of Environmental Medicine Karolinska Institutet. I have an MSc in Global Public Health and a BSc in Occupational Therapy.

My research background and clinical experience has spurred my attentiveness to health disparities in society, particularly among the working population. I believe there is a strong need to embrace innovation and multidisciplinary approaches to advance our knowledge about social inequalities in health and try to identify solutions. 

Research description

I currently work in the PWR – Precarious Work Research project. The project aims to deepen the understanding of how non-standard work arrangements and various psychosocial stressors in the workplace affect individuals, families and communities and how these contribute to inequalities in work environment, health and well-being. To do so, we use quantitative, qualitative and policy analysis.

I previously worked in an EU-funded project that uses an exposome approach to study the impact of integrated exposures on the mental health of children using a range of cohort data (Studying the exposome for a healthier future for all children | Equal Life (equal-life.eu)).  My PhD research focused on the impact of physical and psychosocial workplace exposures on musculoskeletal health and labour market marginalisation.