Åsa Ek

Senior Lecturer, Associate professor

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics


  • human factors, risk management, safety management, safety culture, work environment


The research area is human and organisational factors related to risk and safety management. The general research focus is on the development of methods and tools for identifying system weaknesses in safety critical organisations. Special focus is on the areas of safety culture, safety management, learning for safety, and proactive emergency management.

The research is often multidisciplinary and is performed in different sectors such as air traffic control, shipping industry, process industry and nuclear industry.

Member of METALUND (Centre for Medicine and Technology for Working Life and Society at Lund University).

Recent research outputs

Eriksson, K., Jonas Borell & Åsa Ek, 2020 Jun 15.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Åsa Ek, Jonas Borell & Eriksson, K., 2019 Nov 19, Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten. 74 p. (SSM rapport; vol. 2019-21)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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