Gunnel Hensing is a professor at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Institute of Medicine in Götenborg.
Gunnel Hensing has expertise in the fields of work, mental health, capacity to work and sickness absence, gender and alcohol use and dependence, health effects of combining paid and unpaid work and the importance and function of welfare systems in relation to health issues.
She is the principal investigator in the research program ‘The New Ways program: identification, treatment and support for persons with common mental disorders to maintain their capacity to work’. The program has three work packages directed at health literacy, early identification and treatment and capacity building at work places. The program is a collaboration between Social Medicine and Family Medicine of the University of Gothenburg and the Institute for Stress Medicine at the Region of Västra Götaland’s health care system. Gunnel Hensing is also PI for a longitudinal, psychiatric epidemiologic study, Women and Alcohol in Gothenburg (WAG) that started in 1986 with recurrent follow-up occasions since with the latest in 2013. The objectives of WAG are to study women’s mental health and alcohol use over time.
Gunnel Hensing has extensive experience and competence in teaching at different levels and her supervision experience at the research level includes more than 16 PhD-students. She is also the president of the EUPHA section of social security, work and health, member of the
research councils of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency and the Swedish Alcohol Retail Monopoly. Her university assignments include heading a section for Epidemiology and Social Medicine and being one of three in the manager group for the Center for Research on Alcohol and Drugs.
University of Gothenborg
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Institute of Medicine
405 30 Götenborg
+46 31 786 6862