Professor of Social Insurance since 2003.
Head of the interdisciplinary research group ’Sickness Absence, Health, and Living Conditions’, where some 25 different research projects are run and about 30 people work.
Have since 30 years conducted research mainly on different aspects of sickness absence and disability pension (in general and with specific diagnoses), such as 1) risk factors for sick leave or disability pension, 2) consequences of being sickness absent or disability pensioned, 3) factors that hinder and promote return to work, 4) sickness certification practises, 5) methods and theories within this research area.
Number of publications since 1993: 322 articles in international scientific journals, 16 in Swedish scientific journals, 40 book chapters (16 in English), 5 books, 102 scientific reports.
Have supervised 23 PhD students to dissertation (12 of them as a co-supervisor).
Have long experience of teaching health professionals, mainly at medical programs, and of administrating courses, at basic, advanced, as well as PHD levels.
Several national and international commissions.