Roger Persson

Senior Lecturer


A recurrent theme in my research is the study of how various environmental and social conditions at work impact on the health and well-being of the employees. The long-term goal is to contribute with scientifically sound and robust knowledge that will help advance occupational health research and help reduce occupational disease and discomfort and improve well-being and productivity at our workplaces.

In order to understand today’s pattern of health and illness in occupational settings, it is often not only crucial to understand the circumstances at work but also the individuals total life situation. This often necessitates the integration of psychosocial, behavioral and biomedical knowledge. Accordingly, my research is typically interdisciplinary and conducted in strategic alliances with fellow researchers from other academic disciplines (e.g. medicine, physiology, statistics, sociology etc.).

The research questions often relate to three societal challenges: the ageing population, life-style changes (e.g. physical inactivity and obesity), and the consequences of globalization (e.g. increased demands on organizations with respect to production, flexibility and the ability for rapid conversions in order to adapt and overcome).

Other parts of my research concern more basic questions and entails developing methods and processes that can be utilized on a variety of bio-psycho-social problems.

Recent research outputs

Kristiansen, J., Friborg, M. K., Eller, N., Brandt, L. P. A., Glasscock, D. J., Roger Persson, Pihl-Thingvad, J., Besèr, A., Åsberg, M. & Thorsen, S. V., 2019 Mar 4, In : BMC Psychiatry. 19, 1, 9 p., 84.

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