STAMI's research

  • We seek to uncover conditions of exposure, underlying mechanisms, and causal relationships, and to increase the knowledge about preventive measures.
  • The exposures can be divided into organisational, psychosocial, physical (including mechanical), chemical and biological conditions.
  • Get an overview, and search through our publications.

  • Get an overview, and search through our research projects.

  • STAMI summarises and assesses research on associations between the working environment, sick leave and withdrawal from working life.

STAMI is involved in around 60 research projects each year. Our interdisciplinary research environment consists of people with various professional backgrounds such as medicine, physiology, chemistry, biology, and psychology.

Research Group

Research field: Work Psychology and Physiology

The research group studies the effects of psychological, social and organizational working environment factors, as well as the significance of mechanical and physical working conditions’ impact on health, investigating mechanism and reasons for work-related complaints and diseases.

Head of research field:
Håkon Johannessen –

Research field: Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology

The research group develops and applies knowledge about work and health, among other things through the investigation of illness that is suspected to be related to work, mapping possible connections between working environment and illness.

Head of research field:
Karl-Christian Nordby –

Research field: Chemical Working Environment

The research group is engaged in the mapping and identification of chemical and biological pollution in the working environment, which may entail risk to the health of the workers, and in studying the mechanisms by which health outcomes occur. The group provides advice and guidance on sampling and offers analyzes of air and biological samples for occupational exposures.

Head of research field:
Nils Petter Skaugset –

Research field: Occupational Toxicology

The research group works with research and knowledge building on toxic effects on workers’ health originating from chemical and biological exposure. The group provides advice and guidance on risk factors, measures, limit values, and priorities related to working environment conditions in Norwegian working life.

Head of research field:
Shan Narui  –

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