GIG-HEALTH project 2022
The New World of Work | Karolinska Institutet

At the Unit of Occupational Medicine, IMM.

Research description

I work as a Research Assistant in the GIG-HEALTH project (PI: Nuria Matilla Santander), funded by FORTE 2022-2024. The research group is multidisciplinary and led by Karolinska Institute in collaboration with Oxford University (UK), Johns Hopkins University and City University of New York (US), University of Alcalá (ES), Toronto University (CA).

Within this project, we aim to: 

  1. investigate whether different types of platform work are associated with various health outcomes
  2. identify mechanisms through which types of platform work affect health and well-being
  3. propose recommendations for improving platform workers job conditions, health and well-being

To indentify the mechanism (through which types of platform work affect health and well-being) a mixed methods research design is used, combining both qualitative and quantitative data in its approach.

Learn more about the project here: https://gighealthproject.com/

FIAT project 2021
Foundations of Institutional Authority | University College Dublin

The ongoing research project ‘FIAT’, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), explores the following questions; Where does authority come from? What is it based on? How is it maintained – or lost?

As a Research Assistant within this project, I coordinated every focus group session arranged in the Stockholm area. I did this by recruiting participants within specific (demographically representative) groups and encourage them to get involved. My responsibility also included to support linguistically during the group discussions.

In this position, I had a high level view of the current needs and wants of the project, while considering our challenges and incorporating it into our dynamic research planning process.

Learn more about the project here: https://foundations.ac/

Master’s Degree

In my Master’s thesis I studied how remote working (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) affected Office Workers and their Organizational Culture in companies and within organizations (when only communicating through digital means). The data, collected through (11) semi-structured interviews, was coded and thematized.

In the results, I present analysis of the assessments that need to be implemented to handle such unforeseen situations, and at the same time lead the office workers remotely.

The study can increase the micro sociological knowledge of organizational structures and employee voice & empowerment in office workers. To retain the company culture with co-workers, the weight of face-to-face interactions does matter.

Read the study on Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet (Digital Scientific Archive), via this link: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-202353

Bachelor’s Degree

My thesis at Bachelor’s level is about how subway passengers experience Racism on the subway train in Stockholm, and was carried out with a survey questionary. The collected data (321 responses) was analyzed and produced in the statistical program SPSS.

In the results, I present that citizens who help each other and take collectivistic action help reduce these criminal acts in the public transport.

The study can contribute to increase the experience of safety in the society by broadening the knowledge on both individual and societal level. These levels need to merge in order to prevent racial crime on the subway train in the city.

Read the study on Lund University Publications, via this link: https://lup.lub.lu.se/student-papers/search/publication/8955837