Friday, May 31, 2013

Conference in Oslo: New perspectives on sickness absence and retirement - in September 2013

The Sickness absence, work and health programme under the Research Council of Norway will be holding an international researcher conference in Oslo on 23–24 September 2013.

We will present findings about longitudinal relationships between mental health problems and sick leave from a gender specific perspective - with results from 1) a systematic review (Anni Skipstein’s presentation), and 2) a longitudinal study following mothers and fathers across four years (Wendy Nilsen’s presentation).

Photo of Oslo Operahouse at sunset

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Conference in London: Occupational Health Psychology, April 2014

The European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology conference in April, 2014 in London.

Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2013

Conference in N.Y: Work and Family researchers network 19-21 juni i 2014

The Work and Family Researchers Network (tidligere the Sloan Work and Family Research Network) is arranging a Work and Family conference 19-21 june 2014 in New York.

We are presenting two posters and one oral presentation, 

1. Finally going to a conference that both focuses on work/occupational health and family!
2. Going to NEW YORK !!!!!!

19 - 21 June 2014

Submission deadline is October 18, 2013.

New York, U.S.A



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Velkommen til friskpro

This blog will contain information about several occupational health issues, such as sickness absence, work-home factors, burnout, job satisfaction and mental health.

We will publish upcoming interesting conferences, summaries from articles and book chapters, and conference presentations.

Eventually, we will also publish findings from our own studies.

The blog is connected to the project: "Work-home strains, psychological distress and sickness absence among mothers – A prospective study of mechanisms and protective factors" at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Nasjonalt Folkehelseinstitutt). The project is financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

The project includes the Tracking Opportunities and Problems-study (The TOPP-study) and the MoBa-studyThe blog contributors are Wendy Nilsen and Anni Skipstein, who both are post doctoral candidates on this project.