Theo Bodin

Assistant professor

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About me

Associate Professor and Resident Physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Research description

My main research focus is non-standard employment arrangements and health but also the importance of a sustainable working life.

The ever-changing economic environment, technological advancements, general weakening of trade unions and changes in labor laws have led to the emergence of a variety of non-standard work arrangements. There are significant research challenges related to evaluating the consequences of these work arrangements that my research aims to address.

The overall purpose of my current research is to

  1. Deepen the understanding of how non-standard work arrangements affect individuals, families and communities and how these contribute to inequalities in work environment, health and well-being.
  2. Identify initiatives that counteract the negative effects of non-standard work arrangements and increase the ability of workers to participate, exercise empowerment, and live healthy lives.

In two other projects the aim is to examine the magnitude of under-reporting of occupational injuries in Swedish registers and the factors that can be linked to these differences. The objectives are aslo to make better estimates of the most important risk factors for occupational accidents in Sweden with a focus on precarious employment conditions and Key Business indicators. The expected results may have implications for future inspections and preventive measures.

In addition to this, I also participate and support several other research projects, including Latin America, Myanmar and Palestine

Most of our research is funded by Forte and involves researchers from other universities in Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Chile, USA and Canada.

Teaching portfolio

I currently supervise three PhD students and previously several graduate students completing their masters thesis.

I also teach and supervise students on the medical program at KI and serve as mentor for two PhD students.


PhD 2014, Lund University

MD 2014, Karolinska University Hospital

MD 2010, Linköping University

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