Research presentation

Marina Heiden

Marina Heiden, universitetslektor i arbetshälsovetenskap handleder doktoranden Linda Richardsson.

Research presentation

Marina Heiden

Associate professor

Research subject: Arbetshälsovetenskap

Marina Heiden works at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, and is mostly active in the program Cost-efficient measurement of physical load in the Forte Centre The Body at Work - From Problem to Potential. She is also interested in health-promoting and risk factors in working life, and factors of importance for returning to work after sick leave.

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Cost-efficient modeling of physical workload
    The aim of the project is to compare the cost-efficiency of methods for assessing physical load in working life. The project is partly funded by Forte.
  • Development of a risk assessment method for visual ergonomics
    The project is funded by AFA Försäkring, and performed in collaboration with researchers at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.
  • Women of working age living with long-term pain: well-being, work ability and return to work
    A longitudinal survey among women in Gävleborg county.

READ MORE ABOUT

Interventions to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

As a Ph.D. student at Occupational Medicine, Umeå University, I studied relations between stress and pain. In 2006, I defended my thesis entitled "Psychophysiological reactions to experimental stress - relations to pain sensitivity, position sense and stress perception". Today, my research is focused more towards cost-efficient strategies for exposure assessment of physical work load in working life.

Current projects

Cost-efficient modeling of physical work load — an empirical study of work postures in industry
Responsible person: Marina Heiden

Modeling of working postures among hairdressers by work schedules and personal data
Responsible person: Marina Heiden

Modeling of gross body postures among customer contact centre workers by company and work characteristics
Responsible person: Marina Heiden

Epidemiological studies of eye-neck/scapular area muscle interactions
Responsible person: Hans Richter

Collaboration

Cost-efficient modeling of physical work load — an empirical study of work postures in industry

Co-workers: Anders Westlund, Catherine Trask

Co-workers at CBF

Svend Erik Mathiassen

Modeling of working postures among hairdressers by work schedules and personal data

Co-workers: Jens Wahlström, yrkes- och miljömedicin, Umeå universitet

Co-workers at CBF: Svend Erik Mathiassen, Per Liv

Modeling of gross body postures among customer contact centre workers by company and work characteristics

Co-workers: Allan Toomingas, Mikael Forsman

Co-workers at CBF: Svend Erik Mathiassen

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2020-02-12
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