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Monica Bertilsson

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health and Community
+46 31-16 28 47
Visiting address
Arvid Wallgrens backe 2A, Hus 7, plan 3
41346 Göteborg
Postal address
Försäkringsmedicin, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Box 453
40530 Göteborg

About Monica Bertilsson

I am a PhD, senior lecturer in Public Health and a registered occupational therapist with extensive experience from psychiatric rehabilitation. My main research area is common mental disorders (CMD), work capacity, work place and managerial involvement and return to work after sickness absence. My PhD thesis was about Work capacity and mental health – the phenomena and their importance in return to work (2013).

I am a member of the research program New Ways – mental health at work, aiming for new knowledge that will strengthen capacity in work life to support persons with CMD to keep their capacity to work and to contribute to a better competence in the health care to identify and treat patients with CMD and risk of sickness absence.

Research projects: - Managers’ perspective – the missing piece. Attitudes, knowledge and needs among Swedish managers expected to support employees with depression and anxiety. Project leader, running 2016-2021

- Managers in action: The importance of organizational- and workplace context in the private sector for managers’ measures for employees with common mental disorders. Project leader, running 2020-2023

- Managers’ knowledge about work capacity in subordinates with common mental disorders. Project leader, running 2022-2023

- ADAPT – two projects about work participation and mental healht at work. Co-applicant, running 2020-2023

- PCC@Work – about person-centered care and work health among health care staff. Co-applicant, on-going project

- Stigma and common mental disorders. Co-applicant, on-going project