Current research projects:
• Work-life balance and a sustainable use of communication technologies: which methods and strategies are effective in promoting recovery for employees?
This project is a four year collaboration between researchers and practitioners. In the first phase we will examine how much and when the employees at the Swedish Transport Administration are connected to work during free time and the associations with restoration and various health outcomes. Based on the results, we will lead focus groups within the organization, to develop proposals for action, which in the next phase, are implemented and evaluated with baseline- and follow up measurements.
• Switching from cell- and open plan offices to an activity based office: effects on sedentary behavior, concentration and health.
The goal with this longitudinal field study is to use reliable objective measures to examine which office type best promotes physical activity, productive working and good health.
•Test the effects of alternating physical and cognitive workload on performance, fatigue and recovery.
This project will provide a better fundamental understanding for how physical and cognitive work can be optimally combined in the workplace.
•Specifying which cognitive functions become fatigued during prolonged work, and which activities and environmental factors promote restoration of these functions.
As part of the project we have also conducted a critical review of methodological issues in restorative environments research.
Finished research projects:
- The influence of open-plan office noise on cognitive processes and stress hormones (see publication list).