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


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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

Zetterberg, C., Heiden, M., Lindberg, P., Nylén, P. & Hemphälä, H. (2019). Reliability of a new risk assessment method for visual ergonomics. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 72, 71-79. 10.1016/j.ergon.2019.04.002 [More information]
Heiden, M., Zetterberg, C. & Mathiassen, S. (2019). Trunk and upper arm postures in paper mill work. Applied Ergonomics, 70, 90-96. 10.1016/j.apergo.2018.12.004 [More information]
Heiden, M., Zetterberg, C., Lindberg, P., Nylén, P. & Hemphälä, H. (2019). Validity of a computer-based risk assessment method for visual ergonomics. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 72, 180-187. 10.1016/j.ergon.2019.05.006 [More information]
Gupta, N., Mathiassen, S., Mateu-Figueras, G., Heiden, M., Hallman, D., Birk Jørgensen, M. & Holtermann, A. (2018). A comparison of standard and compositional data analysis in studies addressing group differences in sedentary behavior and physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15 (1). 10.1186/s12966-018-0685-1 [More information]
Richardsson, L., Wiitavaara, B., Heiden, M. & Boman, E. (2018). Att arbeta på distans – möjligheter och konsekvenser för universitetslärare. FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle : Program och abstracts. Gävle: Gävle University Press. S. 118-. Link [More information]
Published by: Marina Heiden Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2017-02-06
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