Dr Constanze Leineweber

Email: constanze.leineweber@su.se
Phone: +46 8 5537 8937


Researcher, Data Manager


Degree in Psychology (Diplom-Psychologe)

Research profile/Current work
One of my main interests is the interaction between work and private life and how this interaction affects health. I am the PI of a study highlighting this issue both quantitatively and qualitatively. The quantitative part is based primarily on SLOSH (Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health) but also on Swedish data from RN4CAST (Registered Nurse Forecasting) study. In the qualitative component of the study, a number of people who participated in the SLOSH were invited to participate in online group discussions, where we discussed both the causes of conflict between work and private life but also positive effects.

As data manager I am in charge of our epidemiological database. I am responsible for SLOSH, a longitudinal study on work environment and health. SLOSH includes all participants from the Swedish Work Environment Surveys (SWES), in 2003 and 2005 (and part of 2007), a total of about 20 000 individuals. Participants are followed with questionnaires every second years. The database also includes extensive linked data for all participants in the SWES from 1989 onwards and the WOLF-studies (WOLF Norrland, Stockholm WOLF, WOLF-F and WOLF-U), which together form the so-called RALF database. RALF now includes information on approximately 160,000 individuals.

I am also interested in sick-leave research, an interest which has been further developed in an international cooperation, the so called SARC (Sickness Absence Research Collaboration. Within IDEAR (Integrated Data Sets across Europe for Ageing Research), which has grown out of SARC, I focus on research on older workers and the transition from working life to retirement.

I am also interested and involved in projects concerning downsizing, leadership, coping behaviour and the situation of self-employed.

Sleep and Cardiovascular disease among women. The Stockholm Female Coronary Risk study, 2004.

Selected publications
Leineweber C, Westerlund H, Hagberg J, Svedberg P, Luokkala M, Alexanderson K. Sickness presenteeism among Swedish police officers. J Occup Rehabil 2010; 21(1):17-22. (Epub ahead of print Jun 9). DOI:10.1007/s10926-010-9249-1

Leineweber C, Wege N, Westerlund H, Theorell T, Wahrendorf M, Siegrist J. How valid is a short measure of effort-reward imbalance at work? A replication study from Sweden. Occup Environ Med 2010; 67(8):526-531. (Epub ahead of print 2010 Jun 23). DOI:10.1136/oem.2009.050930

Leineweber C, Westerlund H, Theorell T, Kivimäki M, Westerholm P, Alfredsson L. Covert coping with unfair treatment at work and risk of incident myocardial infarction and cardiac death among men: Prospective cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2011; 65:426-431.


Justice at work and health: The impact of organizational changes and uncertainty over time
01/06/2014 - 31/12/2016
The aim of the study is to analyze the impact of justice at work on health over time under conditions of uncertainty, i.e. job insecurity and low employability. Long-term exposure, effects of exposure change and of different job related uncertainty factors will be studied. Streng...

Flexible working hours and their effect on health, well-being and job related outcomes: a win-win situation för both employers and employees?
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2016
Flexible working time is becoming increasingly common as organisations seek to satisfy employees' desires to combine work and private life, while maintaining high productivity. One way to increase flexibility is to increase work time control (WTC). This means allowing people to i...

A longitudinal study of work-family conflict and its health consequences
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has recently announced that imbalance between work and private life is one of the main psychosocial risks today. Cross-sectional studies have shown that the double burden of work and family affect among others job satisfaction, sl...

A longitudinal study of work-family conflict and its health consequences
01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
Svensk sammanfattning

Denna studie syftar till att undersöka obalansen mellan arbete och privatliv som är en av de största psykosociala riskerna idag. Detta innefattar bland annat att identifiera strategier som kan hjälpa människor att för...

Collaborating with

Åkerstedt, Torbjörn
Director of the Stress Research Institute

PhD in Psychology

Research profile/Current work
I am a professor and director of the Stress Resear...

Theorell, Töres

Scientific advisor

MD PhD Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. I am a physician who defended my dissertation in 1971 at the Karolinska Institute with my thesis on Life events in rela...



Division of Epidemiologi
Our divison focuses on improved understanding of how stress-related illnesses and health problems arise and can be prevented in and outside of the workplace. In particlar, we focus on how working life, in a broad sense, affects health, taking also factors outside working life int...

Last updated on 2017-16-06 at 11:14