Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences

The university´s profile area, Health-promoting working life, has its origins in the Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences.


There are two programmes in this department: The Health Education programme, which has a long tradition of education on health promotion and preventive work, based on the topics of public health and education. The Master´s Programme in Occupational Health Sciences, which starts in autumn 2011, which focuses on health-promoting working life. There are also several freestyling courses and commissioned programmes.


We have a strong research environment - the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, CBF - which has been awarded a 10-year research grant totalling SEK 50 million for the FAS Centre, "The Body at Work - from problem to potential."

We are also investing in the development of research in the subject of public health science in the department. Here the research focus is on strategic public health efforts based on surveys of health and measures related to lifestyles and living habits.

Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, CBF

Research in the Forte-center at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, CBF
Researchers, PhD students, and visiting researchers at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, CBF

Public Health Sciences

Research in Public Health Sciences
Researchers och PhD students in Public Health Sciences
Research Director

Research Manager

Svend-Erik Mathiassen


Cooperation with organisations, businesses, governments and other institutions is extensive, both in Sweden and internationally.


Åsa Vidman

Head of Department

026-64 88 34

Faculty Office/Student Administration

Faculty secretary

Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2018-12-28
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)