Steering committee

The steering committee for  SSC, consists of the 6 project managers and the leaders of the research nodes and their respective deputies from collaborating partners. The committee is chaired by the SSC Director.

Mats Lekander, head of the Division of Psychoneuroimmunology

Mats Lekander, Professor and Director of Stockholm Stress Center
Division of Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University and Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute.

Mats field of research is stress effects on immune function, the relation between immune function and sleep, immunological effects on brain function and subjective health, and psychological treatment of psychiatric ill-health.

Phone: +46 (0)8 5537 89 33, +46 (0)8 524 824 45
E-mail: mats.lekander@su.se, mats.lekander@ki.se

Torbjörn Åkerstedt, head of the Division of Biological Psychology and Treatment Research

Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Professor and Co-director of Stockholm Stress Center
Division for Sleep & Alertness Research, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University

Torbjörn’s research field is mainly stress, sleep and restituition including sleep regulation, sleep quality, work hours, shift work, fatigue and sleepiness.

Phone: +46 (0)8 5537 89 28
E-mail: torbjorn.akerstedt@su.se

Göran Hägglund

Göran Kecklund, Professor and Division manager
Division for Sleep & Alertness Research, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University

Göran’s research field is work hours and health, shift work and flexible work hours, the relation between stress and sleep and the consequences of sleepiness in working life.

Phone: +46 (0)8 5537 89 12
E-mail: goran.kecklund@su.se

Hugo Westerlund, head of the division of Epidemiology

Hugo Westerlund, Professor and Division Manager
Division of Epidemiology, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University

Hugos’ research area is the relationship between work environment, labour market participation, and health, e.g. the health effects of organisational changes, sickness presenteeism, and retirement.

Phone: +46 (0)8 5537 89 26
E-mail: hugo.westerlund@su.se

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Linda Magnusson Hansson, Associate Professor
Division of Epidemiology, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University

Lindas’ research focus on longitudinal relationships between psychosocial work characteristics and health, especially mental health, musculoskeletal problems and cardiometabolic disease, and the possible mechanisms that may explain the associations.

Phone: +46 (0)8 5537 89 16
e-mail: linda.hanson@su.se

Petra Lindfors, Division of Work and Organizational Psychology

Petra Lindfors,  Professor
Division of Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University

Petra’s research focuses on the psychobiology of stress, health and well-being in adults, children, and adolescents.

Phone: +46(0)8 16 38 93
E-mail: pls@psychology.su.se

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Magnus Sverke, Professor
Division of Work and Organizational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University

Magnus’s research interests are organizational change and its effects on employees, downsizing and job insecurity, labor market flexibility and temporary employment, and well-being.

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 14 19
E-mail: magnus.sverke@psychology.su.se

 

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Kristina Alexanderson, Professor
Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clincial Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

Kristina’s research field is insurance medicine; sickness absence, health and living conditions, including causes of sick leave, disability pension and sickness certification practices.

Phone: +46 (0)8 524 832 00
E-mail: kristina.alexanderson@ki.se

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Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Associate Professor and Co-director of Stockholm Stress Center
Division of Insurance Medicine

Ellenor’s research aims to apply an insurance medicine and life-course perspective on studies investigating ethiology, prognosis and prevention of mental disorders and suicidal behavior.

Phone: +46 (0)8 524 832 25
E-mail:ellenor.mittendorfer-rutz@ki.se

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John Axelsson, Professor
Division for Sleep & Alertness Research, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University

John’s research aim to increase the knowledge and awareness of how sleep in the modern life affects our biology, cognition and health and how disturbed sleep affects us both acutely and chronically with respect to immune function, metabolism, subjective health and the risk for developing metabolic disorders.

Phone: +46 (0)8 524 824 61
E-mail: john.axelsson@ki.se