We have a unique opportunity to explore how we can create healthier workplaces that allow people to 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 completed my PhD, I did a brief stint in Sweden but then moved to the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen.

In 2013, I moved back to the UK and in 2016, I took up the position as Professor of the Institute for Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield. I did my PhD part-time and worked as a research assistant on a couple of interventions while doing my PhD. Since then, my main area of research has been organizational interventions.

Why organizational interventions are important in 2024

Stress, poor mental health and wellbeing remain major issues in today’s workplaces and in the wake of the pandemic we have a unique opportunity to explore how we can create healthier workplaces that allow people to thrive at work. 

Learning how to design, implement and evaluate organizational interventions is important when we want interventions to succeed in improving employee wellbeing.

Most research still focuses on the links between working conditions and stress and wellbeing. This has resulted in a gap where little is known about the “how to” of organizational interventions, that is how to make changes to work practices and procedures. Learning how to design, implement and evaluate organizational interventions is important when we want interventions to succeed in improving employee wellbeing.

Message to the participants

Creating a healthier workplace that works for all requires a systematic and strategic approach that integrates multilevel approaches to managing mental health and well-being in the workplace, and that’s what we will focus on during the course.

The key to the course is an interactive approach where we all learn from each and share our experiences. Come and join Glorian, Marit, Nadia, and myself on this course. We are really looking forward to discussing all things organizational intervention with our participants!


Course: 3rd – 5th of September 2024 Scandic Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

More informationCourse web page | Course registration | Last registration date: 1.8.2024.


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