Marina Heiden

Associate professor in Occupational Health Sciences

Centre for Musculoskeletal Research,
Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences,
Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies


Operator: 026-64 85 00
Phone: 026-64 85 44

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.

Recent publications

Gupta, N., Mathiassen, S., Mateu-Figueras, G., Heiden, M., Hallman, D., Birk Jørgensen, M. & Holtermann, A. (2018). A comparison of standard and compositional analysis in studies addressing group differences in sedentary behavior and physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15. 10.1186/s12966-018-0685-1 [More information]
Rashid, M., Kristofferzon, M., Heiden, M. & Nilsson, A. (2018). Factors related to work ability and well-being among women on sick leave due to long-term pain in the neck/shoulders and/or back : a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 18. 10.1186/s12889-018-5580-9 [More information]
Gupta, N., Heiden, M., Mathiassen, S. & Holtermann, A. (2018). Is self-reported time spent sedentary and in physical activity among blue-collar workers differentially biased by age, gender, body mass index and low-back pain?. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 4 (2), 163-170. 10.5271/sjweh.3693 [More information]
Hallman, D., Mathiassen, S., Heiden, M., Birk Jørgensen, M., Holtermann, A., Rudolfsson, T., Björklund, M., Svedmark, Å., Djupsjöbacka, M., Hellström, F., Rönnlund Borg, T., Häger, C., Sommar, J. & Wahlström, J. (2018). Arbete, individ och nacksmärta : Forskning vid Forte-centret “Kroppen i arbete – från problem till potential”. FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet - problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö? 10-12 juni 2018 i Gävle : Program och Abstracts. Gävle: Gävle University Press. S. 102-. Link [More information]
Jackson, J., Forsman, M., Heiden, M., Waleh Åström, A. & Mathiassen, S. (2018). Measuring posture in working life: Observation or inclinometry?. . Gävle: Gävle University Press. S. 38-40. Link [More information]
Published by: Marina Heiden Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2017-02-06
Högskolan i Gävle
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