Public health science with health economics
Phone: +46-730 67 43 78
My research area is health economics within occupational health and safety. As a challenging work environment can lead to work-related stress, which in turn is negative for the public health, it is important to increase the knowledge on how workplace interventions can prevent ill-health and promote the work environment. Meanwhile, monetary resources are scarce, making it necessary for decision-makers to prioritise interventions that are effective and use resources where they are most needed. Through my research, I want to provide increased knowledge about cost-effectiveness for these interventions.
I am involved in a research project with the aim to increase knowledge about effective and sustainable work environment management. In the project, a workplace intervention in the public sector is evaluated, where my part includes evaluating the implementation process, effects such as sickness absence, working conditions and cost-effectiveness.
Åkerström M, Severin J, Imberg H, Jonsdottir I.H, Björk L, Corin L
Methodological approach for measuring the effects of organisational-level interventions on employee withdrawal behaviour
Int Arch Occup Environ Health, 2021
Severin J, Björk L, Corin L, Jonsdottir I.H. Åkerström M
Process Evaluation of an Operational-Level Job Stress Intervention Aimed at Decreasing Sickness Absence among Public Sector Employees in Sweden
Åkerström M, Corin L, Severin J, Jonsdottir I.H. Björk L
Can Working Conditions and Employees’ Mental Health Be Improved via Job Stress Interventions Designed and Implemented by Line Managers and Human Resources on an Operational Level?
Åkerström M, Severin J
Organisatoriska problem löses inte med hjälp av individåtgärder. En analys av åtgärder för att förbättra arbetsmiljön och sänka sjukfrånvaron i en svensk region.
Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 2020