Åsa Hedlund belongs to the research group “The way back to work” and is mainly active in returning to work after a long-term sick leave for common mental disorders in women. Åsa has also conducted research in long-term ill health due to heart failure, stroke, Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and has published a qualitative article on this in 2019.
Åsa is a district nurse and is therefore particularly interested in our major public health problems, depending on the culture and the time we live in today. Åsa's research is currently mainly focused on common mental disorders in women, especially stress-related disorders, which is an increasing problem both nationally and internationally.
Right now, Åsa is a PhDstudent in a research project on returning to work, health and well-being after a long-term sick leave for common mental disorders in women. The purpose of the project is to investigate women's beliefs of returning to work, their health and well-being after a long-term sick leave (> 2 months) due to common mental disorders. The project runs for five years and is expected to be completed in May 2024. The project is funded by the University of Gävle.