Frida Eek

Senior LecturerFormer name: Frida Carlsson

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Physiotherapy


  • Occupational and environmental health, Gender Equality, Parents experience, Stress, Longitudinal studies


RPT, MSc Sport Psychology, PhD Medical Science,  Associate Professor in Epidemiology

I did my PhD within Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2005), where I worked as a researcher until 2012, when I was appointed as senior lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences. My main research area has been within two broader fields; work related stress/cortisol research, and public health/epidemiology. The stress research has mainly consisted of studies using a methodology for stress measurement including subjective as well as physiological measures, including field studies on work places, measures of stress in relation to psychosomatic syndromes such as environmental intolerance, and methodological elaborations of the application and implications of cortisol as a measure of physiological stress response. The epidemiological/public health related research has comprised studies on BMI change in the population and health related behaviours such as smoking (in the population and during pregnancy).

My current research  combine these two fields  in a project  aiming to explore associations between different aspects of work place- and gender equality  factors and subjective and physiological stress and well being among working parents with small children. The methodology consists of a combination of a longitudinal questionnaire survey data collection and physiological stress measures through analysis of cortisol and testosterone in saliva.

My main teaching area is within epidemiology, quantitative research methods and statistics.

Recent research outputs

Svensson, S., Frida Eek, Christiansen, L. & Anita Wisén 2017 In : European Journal of Physiotherapy. 19, 2, p. 104-115 12 p.

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