I am a PhD student at the Section of Sustainable Health and my PhD project looks at the health effects of cold exposure in arctic climates with a focus on a sustainable working life. My focus is primarily on cold prevention, risk assessments and subjective experiences of cold exposure in working life. The doctoral project is part of the Arctic research school.
2016 I graduated with a bachelor’s degree with a major in social psychology. I have worked in the public sector with, among other things, work environment, organisational development, and social support for individuals as well as personnel. This has developed my interest for the preventive work that needs to be addressed for a sustainable work life. In 2022 I graduated with two master’s degrees: Work life and Health, and Decision, Risk and Policy analysis.
In my spere time I have an interest for outdoor activities and a fascination about how cold affects us, not only on individual level but also regarding social structures and globally. As climate change and sustainable development has been a major part of my life it felt natural to combine these in my PhD project.
Why measure cold exposure?
Assessing cold exposure serves several purposes like survival, risk for adverse health effects, performance, efficiency, productivity, and the maintenance of comfort. For a sustainable living to be possible, and for the green transition to prosper, we need to find sustainable ways for humans to move, live and work despite a cold climate. The preventive work and risk assessments towards cold exposure within organizations needs to develop for a sustainable work life to be possible.