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Anita Pettersson-Strömbäck


My name is Anita and I'm a lecturer at the Department of Psychology. I research and teach about working life and health from a psychological perspective.


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Associate professor at Department of Psychology
Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset, Vindarnas torg, Mediagränd 14, D-108 Umeå universitet, Beteendevetarhuset, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as other position at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Section: Section of Sustainable Health
., Psykologiska institutionen Umeå Universitet, 90187 Umeå

My research focus is on how people's mental models of reality affect their behavior in organizations and also in relation to the external environment. In my studies of working life and health, I include factors such as communication, group dynamics, leadership, as well as oganizational and social structures. The areas I have recently studied is how transition to flex offices affects the work environment, health and productivity.

In terms of external environment and climate change, I have looked at how staff in elderly care perceives the effects of heat waves on older people and what the public sees as negative consequences of climate change.

I have taught a number of university programs such as the Medical Program, International Crisis and Conflict Program, and the Psychology Program to name a few.

I also take expert assignments where I investigate and lecture on environmental psychology, psychosocial work environment, leadership and health. I have had assignments for Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Boliden Aitik, The Swedish Environmental Court and FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency.

International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Wahlström, Viktoria; Öhrn, Maria; Harder, Mette; et al.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Springer 2023, Vol. 96, (8) : 1167-1181
Norström, Fredrik; Zingmark, Magnus; Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; et al.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI 2021, Vol. 18, (14)
Öhrn, Maria; Wahlström, Viktoria; Harder, Mette S.; et al.
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Springer 2020, Vol. 93, (6) : 747-764
Sjöberg, André; Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; Sahlén, Klas-Göran; et al.
Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, Vol. 25, (1) : 49-67
Holm, Johan; Edström, Örjan; Mannelqvist, Ruth; et al.
FALF 2019: Book of Abstracts, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press 2019 : 145-146
Holm, Johan; Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita
FALF KONFERENS 2018: arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö? : program och abstracts : 126-127
Holm, Johan; Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; Edström, Örjan; et al.
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Vol. 75 : 17-17
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita
International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Springer 2016, Vol. 23 : S149-S149
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; Nordin, Maria; Slunga-Järvholm, Lisbeth
Yrkes- och miljömedicin i Umeå rapporterar, 2014:3
Eriksson, Jeanette; Wahlström, Jens; Nordin, Maria; et al.
Barents Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, Vol. 17, (2) : 38-40
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita
Yrkes- och miljömedicin i Umeå rapporterar, 2012:4
Andersson, Louise; Forsberg, Bertil; Oudin Åström, Daniel; et al.
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; Meister, Kadri; Mossberg Sonnek, Karin
FOI Memo 3827
Liljedahl, Birgitta; Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; Prochazka, Helena; et al.
Risk Analysis, Vol. 30, (3) : 488-500
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita Elisabeth; Liljelind, Ingrid Elisabeth; Nordin, Steven; et al.
Yrkes- och miljömedicin i Umeå rapporterar, 4
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; Meister, Kadri; Forsberg, Bertil
Umeå University medical dissertations, 1173
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita
The Annals of occupational hygiene, Vol. 52, (7) : 663-671
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita; Liljelind, Ingrid; Neely, Greg; et al.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol. 3, (12) : 713-717
Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita E; Bergdahl, Ingvar A; Järvholm, Bengt G; et al.
Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Royal Society of Chemistry 2002, Vol. 4, (5) : 706-710
Sunesson, Anna-Lena; Liljelind, Ingrid; Sundgren, Margit; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Tyoterveyslaitos, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health 2001, Vol. 27, (5) : 311-317
Liljelind, Ingrid E; Rappaport, Stephen M; Levin, Jan-Olof; et al.
Applied occupational and environmental hygiene, Vol. 15, (2) : 195-202
Liljelind, IE; Strömbäck, AE; Järvholm, BG; et al.