PROF. UTE BÜLTMANN, PhD

Ute Bültmann is Professor of Work and Health, in particular from a life course epidemiological perspective, and Program Leader of Public Health Research at the Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine of the University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She graduated in Health Sciences from Maastricht University in 1997 and conducted her PhD research on “Fatigue and Psychological Distress in the Working Population: The Role of Work and Lifestyle” at the Department of Epidemiology at Maastricht University, the Netherlands (2002). Her research interests include the epidemiology of work and health and the measurement of health-related functioning at work. From 2003 until 2007, she worked at the National Institute of Occupational Health in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is involved in collaborative research projects on labor market experiences and health in Denmark, Sweden and Canada. She is affiliated with the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto, Canada. Her current research activities focus on adding a life course perspective to work and health research, and to translate the findings into relevant policy and practice measures to make a difference towards “healthy working lives”.