“It’s essential that we do everything we can at a societal level to protect and promote mental health”

With a background rooted in public health science and expertise in epidemiology, Ida E.H. Madsen is dedicated to enhancing workplace mental health. As we look forward to the course ‘Workplace Mental Health’ in Copenhagen in October, we dove into her career, research pursuits and the path toward creating mentally healthy work environments. Background and journey … Continued

How to Create Workplaces Where People Thrive

How to create workplace environments where people thrive? Meet Karina Nielsen, an experienced professor in work psychology, and the course leader for NIVA:s upcoming course Designing, implementing, and evaluating organizational interventions. Background and journey into research I am a work psychologist and did my PhD in Applied Psychologist at the University of Nottingham. After I … Continued

“Leading diverse and inclusive workplaces is not just important but imperative for organizational success and societal progress”

In this course leader interview, we asked Associate Professor and course leader Minna Paunova about her journey in the field of leadership and diversity. Additionally, she shared insights about the upcoming online course “Leading Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces.” Background and interest in the field I am an international academic and consultant whose tapestry of experiences, over the last … Continued

From Brain Waves to Wellbeing: Minna Huotilainen’s Insights on Educator Wellness

With expertise in both neuroscience and education, Minna Huotilainen is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of educators. As the course ‘Neuroscientific Approach to Teacher and Educator Wellbeing’ draws closer, she shares more about her career and research journey. My background is in neuroscience. I started studying the human brain already in the early 1990s, so … Continued

“Research is often going down paths that no one has trodden before”

Meet Johnny Dyreborg, one of the course leaders for our upcoming course “From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety.” In this course leader interview, Dyreborg shares insights into his research journey, career highlights, and the critical need to bridge the gap between research and practical applications in Occupational Health and Safety. Background and … Continued

“Sleep is greatly undervalued but of vital importance for wellbeing and health”

In April it´s time for the course Associations Between Work Environment, Sleep, Health, and Safety. We asked professors and course leaders Dagfinn Matre and Bjørn Bjorvatn about their research careers and interests in the course subject. Dagfinn Matre holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark, and has experience in occupational health research … Continued

“We need to identify the relevant work environment factors that influence health, well-being and productivity among workers in the green sector”

As the course “Sustainable Industries, Sustainable Jobs? Work Environment in the Recycling Industry” approaches we asked course leader Live Bakke Finne about her research career and how she got invested in well-being among workers in the green sector. Live Bakke Finne combines psychology and sustainability in her research and has a background in occupational health … Continued