I am a postdoctoral researcher and project leader in a study on return to work among employees on sick leave for mental ill-health. The aim of this study is to evaluate an intervention that addresses both individual and workplace related aspects among employees with work-related mental ill-health. In particular, the intervention’s cost-effectiveness and impact on sick leave and health will be studied. A second aim is to assess the concerned occupational health services staff’s adherence to the intended intervention.
In addition, we are conducting a gender-sensitive evaluation of the intervention. The following aims are studied: 1) to analyze the impact of combining home- and workrelated requirements, and to assess its predictive value on sickness absence; 2) to explore what "double burden" of home- and workrelated requirements entails for the employees and how it affects a successful return-to-work; 3) analyze whether the rehabilitation measures offered to women and men differ. An overarching aim is to identify possible gender-based needs for interventions that aim to facilitate return-to-work among employees with common mental health disorders.
The projects will be completed during 2019.
I have a BA in philosophy and an MA in gender studies from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. I obtained my PhD degree in public health from the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University in 2014. The thesis is entitled “Exploring intimate partner violence among women and men in Sweden”. You can find the thesis here.