Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen on Health Promotion Work

Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen, Research Leader, on the strategic research area Health Promotion Work.

Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen.

I see a direct link between the Agenda 2030 goals and the University’s health promotion work, where we among other things address challenges that are related to a high proportion of the population with mental illness and chronic diseases.

“In order to achieve the Agenda 2030 global goals, including health and well-being, we have to be humble to the fact that we as a society are incredibly more dependent on each other than we might think,” says Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen, Research Leader.

I see a direct link between the Agenda 2030 goals and the University’s health promotion work, where we among other things address challenges that are related to a high proportion of the population with mental illness and chronic diseases. This means that we have to adapt the structure of working life to be able to include everyone, such as universally designed workplaces.

We also have an inequity, when it concerns health, where groups in our society do not have adequate conditions. Children and young people, who grow up in more socioeconomically vulnerable or other vulnerable environments, are at greater risk of having mental illness as adults and of not being included in working life.

It is only through collaboration that we can face and solve these complex problems and, for our research, it is entirely natural and necessary to collaborate with sectors outside the University because it is the businesses that know their problems the best.

“What drives me is the strategic work, where work is done a little more based on a helicopter perspective and I view the collaboration with others as central to be able to address the challenges. The more joint contributors we get involved, the safer and healthier our society will be,” says Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen.

Contact

Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen

Professor Caring Sciences

E-mail: lisbeth.porskrog.kristiansen@hig.se
Phone: +46 26 64 85 00


Research Presentation Lisbeth Porskrog Kristiansen

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Dorota Green Updated: 2020-12-17
Högskolan i Gävle
www.hig.se
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)