Erika Björklund

Ph.D. in education

Assistant professor in education


Telefon: 026-64 89 35

Erika Björklund's research is focused on educational issues within the area of health promotion. In a current research project she is concerned with teachers' student health work. Erika Björklund is also interested in the use of pleasure as an educational tool in health work; how ideas about gender and evolutionary ideas are expressed in health promotion and with what consequences for how women and men are invited to understand themselves as healthy beings; and what questions about health researchers in education are interested in.


Current Research

  • Health in education. The purpose of the project is to explore how health figures in Swedish educational research. The project contributes knowledge regarding the development of the discipline of education. The project was started in 2016 and is expected to be finnished in 2017.
  • Teachers' student health work. Another of Erika Björklund's projects starts in 2017 and is concerned with how teachers in their everyday work view and work with student health. The project contributes knowledge regarding how teachers view the demarcation between the health work performed by teachers in the classroom compared to the health work performed by student health teams in the school.


Recent Publications

Björklund, E. & Wright, J. (2017). Gender and evolutionary theory in workplace health promotion. Health Education Journal, 76 (8), 893-905. 10.1177/0017896917722372 [More information]
Björklund, E. (2019). The fragmentation of work environment training in Swedish vocational education and training. . [More information]
Björklund, E., Nordlöf, H. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2018). Discourses about electricians in vocational education. . [More information]
Björklund, E., Nordlöf, H. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2018). Discursive constructions of electricians in discussions about musculoskeletal disorders among professionals in the field. . [More information]
Djupsjöbacka, M., Björklund, E. & Nordlöf, H. (2018). Utveckling av arbetsmiljöutbildning på yrkesgymnasium för förebyggande av belastningsbesvär och främjandet av ett hållbart arbetsliv för installationselektriker: En förberedande fallstudie. FALF KONFERENS 2018. Arbetet - problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö? Gävle 10-12 juni 2018 : Program och Abstracts. Gävle: Gävle University Press. S. 92-. [More information]
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