CV

Education


2003 Graphic techniques in media; Teknik i Media, Malmö (3 weeks)    
2003 Popular Science in writing; Ordfront, Stockholm (1 week)    
1995 Science journalism; Upsala Nya Tidning, Uppsala (1 month)    
1993 PhD / Dr.Med.Sc., Work Physiology; Karolinska Institute / National Institute of Occupational Health, Stockholm
Thesis title: Variation in shoulder-neck activity — physiological, psychophysical and methodological studies of isometric exercise and light assembly work    
1986 M.Sc. / Cand.Scient., Work Physiology; August Krogh Institute, Copenhagen University    
1981 B.Sc., Biology; Odense University    
1979 Advanced course in Statistics; Dept. of Mathematics, Odense University    
1974 B.Sc., Physical Education; Odense University

Positions


2008- Head secretary; Scientific advisory committee on work environment issues, Ministry of Employment, Stockholm
2006- Professor in Work-related musculoskeletal disorder research; Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Gävle
2004-2006 Guest Professor; Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Gävle    
2004- Adjunct Professor; School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
2001-2004 Professor in Production Ergonomics; Faculty of Technology and Society, Malmö University
2003 Invited visiting researcher; Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, MA, USA    
1999-2001 Senior researcher, Production Ergonomics programme; Faculty of Technology and Society, Malmö University
1998- Appointed associate Professsor ("docent"); Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University
1993-1999 Senior Researcher; Dept. of Work and Health, National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm
1989-1993 Junior Researcher; Dept. of Work and Health, National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm    
1987-1989 PhD student; Dept. of Applied Work Physiology, National Institute of Occupational Health / Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
1982-1987 Teacher in Physiology and Biomechanics; School of Physiotherapy, Odense University, Denmark
1974-1984 Teacher in Biomechanics and Experimental Work Physiology; Dept. of Sports Sciences, Odense University, Denmark

Grants 2004-2010


2009 FAS, Stockholm. Centre of excellence "The body at work — from problem to potential" (Dnr 2009-1761). Grant: SEK 15.000.000.-
2006 National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm. Project: editing a new textbook in working life physiology. Grant SEK 450.000.-
2006 Prevent, Stockholm. Project: writing up a course book in basic industrial ergonomics. Grant: SEK 150.000.-
2005 Sparbanksstiftelsen Nya, Gävle. Project: “Ergopriset — profitable production through a good work environment". Grant: SEK 500.000.-
2005 FAS, Stockholm. Project "Cost-efficient collection and analysis of data on physical loads in working life — guidelines for practitioners" (Dnr 2005-0183). Grant: SEK 1.900.000.-
2004 FAS, Stockholm. Project "Cost-efficient collection and analysis of data on physical loads in working life — strategies for practitioners" (Dnr 2004-0600). Grant: SEK 420.000.-

Scientific commitments


PhD thesis opponent:


2006 Dept Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University (licentiate)    
2003 Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg    
1995 Norwegian University of Technology, Trondheim

Member of scientific evaluation committee:


2001-2008 Umeå University, Stockholm University, Gothenburg University, Chalmers Technical University, Lund University, Copenhagen University, University at Buffalo

Member of editorial board


Ergonomics, Applied Ergonomics

Appointed reviewer for the journals:


American Journal of Industrial Medicine; Applied Ergonomics; Ergonomics; European Journal of Applied Physiology; International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics; Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health; Work and Stress

Invited keynotes


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting, 2007, Baltimore.
IEA2006 conference "Diversity in Ergonomics", Maastricht 2006.
X2004 conference "Exposure assessment in a changing environment", Utrecht 2004.

Editorial commitment


Principal or co-editor of:
“EMG amplitude as an indicator of upper trapezius load - how do we calibrate?"; proceedings of a symposium at the National Institute of Occupational Health, Stockholm 1994
Special Issue of J Electromyogr Kinesiol on Normalization of Trapezius EMG, 1995
“Methods for collecting and analysing data on mechanical exposure in developing production systems", proceedings and discussion of an invited Nordic workshop at the National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm 1999

International standardization


Appointed expert in SIS/TK120 “Ergonomics", and thus in ISO/TC159/SC3 “Anthropometry/Biomechanics" and CEN/TC122/WG4 “Biomechanics".

Organisation of scientific courses, workshops, etc


Co-organizer of the Nordic symposium “EMG amplitude as an indicator of upper trapezius load- how do we calibrate?"; National Institute of Occupational Health, Stockholm, February 1994
Co-organizer of COPE-workshop "Methods for collecting and analysing data on mechanical exposure in developing production systems"; National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, March 1999
Organizer of workshop "Exposure assessment in intervention studies - design of efficient measurement strategies" vid konferensen "X2001 — Exposure assessment in epidemiology and practice", Göteborg 2001 (co-operation with AJ van der Beek, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Co-organizer of two sessions "More variation in the job: will it improve musculoskeletal health?" at the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association in Seoul, August 2003 (co-operation with Paul Kuijer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Mardy Frazer, University of Waterloo, Canada)
Co-organizer of session “Exposure assessment strategies" at the 17th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Beijing, August 2009 (co-operation with Jens Wahlström, Dept Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University).
Member of the scientific board for several conferences in musculoskeletal disorders and occupational exposure assessment.

Publications in total


See table below

Supervision


Main supervisor


Mahmoud Rezagholi Current PhD student
Per Liv Current PhD student
Therese Möller Licentiate 2001

Co-supervisor


Malin Håkansson Current PhD student
Marina Ciccarelli PhD 2009
Inger Arvidsson PhD 2008
Gerd Flodgren PhD 2007
Catarina Nordander PhD 2004
Patric Neumann PhD 2005
Susanne Svendsen PhD 2003
Nils Petersson Licentiate 1997
Monica Attebrant Licentiate 1995

Leadership and administrative experience


During the years 1993-2001, co-responsible for building up the Production Ergonomics research group at the National Institute for Working Life (head: professor Jörgen Winkel).
Since 2004 research director at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University in Gävle. This includes responsibility for:
- quality development, planning, surveillance and evaluation of the R&D of the Centre, including budget proposals and allocation
- initiating activities for increased external funding of the R&D
- initiating, developing and sustaining national and international R&D co-operations
- national and international visibility of the Centre
- promoting, developing, implementing and surveilling commissioned R&D
Since 2009 chief coordinator for the national R&D centre “The Body at Work — from problem to potential", funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and SocialResearch (FAS).
Publications in total
Peer-reviewed papersbefore 19881988-19911992-19951996-19992000-20032004-in press
first author 35545
second author 142219
third+author   4310
       
Non-peer-reviewed papers      
first author 10109810
second+author 314122227
Popular science/Education3 41622
       
Publicerad av: Camilla Haglund Sidansvarig: Annika Strömberg Sidan uppdaterades: 2016-10-18
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