Research at the Faculty

The University of Gävle's profile Health-promoting Working Life has its base in the Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies. In practice this means that research at the faculty gradually develops both within its individual subjects but also in interaction between the subjects with the aim to include different aspects of health-promoting working life.

  • Public health

Among other factors, our research looks into how mental and physical health is influenced by the labour market situation and conditions at the workplace.

Sport Science





    • Research in the psychology group spans many areas of psychology such as cognition, emotions, development and health.
      Read more about Psychology

    Social Work

    • The research in social work that we carry out belongs to central topics of the research areas, including abuse/addiction, treatment processes and their outcomes, mental ill-health, aging research, as well as coping and spirituality in social work.
      Read more about Social Work

    Caring science

    Research includes health professionals´ work environment, elderly care and living with chronic ill-health.


    Research directors

    Occupational Health Sciences, Public Health Science
    Svend Erik Mathiassen, professor
    026-64 82 06, 070-678 81 58

    Health and Nursing Sciences
    Maria Engström, professor
    026-64 82 15

    Psychology, Social Work
    Yvonne Sjöblom, professor, 026-64 82 54

    Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2020-06-17
    Högskolan i Gävle
    Box 801 76 GÄVLE
    026-64 85 00 (växel)