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Professor Ute Bültmann is a professor of Work and Health, an epidemiologist and the program leader of Public Health Research in the Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine at the University Medical Center Groningen at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Bültmann's research interests include the epidemiology of work and health and the measurement of health-related functioning at work. Her current research activities focus on adding a life course perspective to work and health research, and on translating findings into relevant policy and practice measures to make a difference in achieving healthy working lives. She is a 2016 Vici laureate of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for her research on “Today’s youth is tomorrow’s workforce: Generation Y at work”. The award supports her research examining mental health and work challenges with a life course lens to support young workers transitioning into work and to facilitate a healthy working life.
Bültmann graduated in Health Sciences from Maastricht University in the Netherlands in 1997, and earned her PhD at the same university in 2002. Her PhD research looked at fatigue and psychological distress in the working population, in particular the role of work and lifestyle. From 2003 until 2007, Bültmann worked at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she remains an affiliated guest professor. She is also affiliated with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and is involved in collaborative research projects on labour market experiences and health in Denmark, Sweden and Canada.