My overall research goal is to determine how companies can best carry out changes to promote a sustainable health-promoting working life.
The focus is not just on eliminating risks and hazards. Within my research I focus on enhancing positive factors which can promote wellbeing, and I examine both cognitive and physiological outcomes.
One of my research interests is how office design can be a significant mediating factor of sedentary behavior, productivity and health. A second interest is how recovery and performance at work can be promoted either by active pauses, alternation between work tasks, or by optimizing the access to restorative environments (i.e. environments with optimal auditory and visual features).
Current research projects:
• Examine the effect of activity based offices on sedentary behavior, concentration and health compared to a traditional office environment.
•Test the effects of alternating physical and cognitive workload on performance, fatigue and recovery.
•Specifying which cognitive functions become fatigued during prolonged work, and which activities and environmental factors promote restoration of these functions.