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Merete Labriola

Merete Labriola

Research Professor

+47 56 10 76 48
Nygårdsgaten 112, 5008 Bergen, Norway

Labriola is a part of the research group Worklife and Inclusion (WIN). The group seeks to integrate health- and social science in a way that is useful for the individual as well as the society. We seek to produce relevant knowledge that contributes to healthy, active lives in a society that has room for everyone.

Our main research areas include:

  1. Work participation among young people not in school or education (NEET), and people with different health complaints, physical disabilities, or with a cultural minority background.
  2. Social inequality in health and participation in society.
  3. Inclusion and exclusion.
  4. Evaluation of vocation rehabilitation programs, such as Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
  5. Individual follow-up and coordination of people on sick-leave.
  6. The effect of physical activity on sickness absence and work capacity.

In order to sustain the welfare state, we have to enable work participation for more people in work-capable age-range. By investigating the effect of vocational rehabilitation efforts through systematic evaluations, we seek to contribute to a working life that has room for all. The aim is that the knowledge we produce can inform political decisions regarding health and work participation.

Merete Labriola


Health & Social Sciences

Research themes

Work, Health, and Inclusion

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Kunnskapsoppsummering: Hvordan er sammenhenger mellom arbeidsmiljø og kvalitet belyst i nordisk forskningslitteratur i perioden 2015–2022? – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2022
Forskjell mellom NEETs (unge utenfor arbeid, utdanning og opplæring) i Norge mellom kommuner i ulike sentralitetsklasse 1–6, 2015–2021. – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2022
"Når det dirrer i rommet" - sammenhenger mellom arbeidsmiljø og kvalitet i barnehagetjenesten – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2022
The timing and duration of depressive symptoms from adolescence to young adulthood and young adults’ NEET status: the role of educational attainment – Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2022
Strategier og tiltak i distriktskommuner og påvirkning på unges etableringsvalg – NORCE Norwegian Research Centre 2022
"To have and then lose the safety net” – Female cancer survivors’ experiences of the process of becoming ready to return to work – Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation 2021
Perceived stress among adolescents as a marker for future mental disorders: A prospective cohort study – Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2021
The impact of childhood diagnosed ADHD versus controls without ADHD diagnoses on later labour market attachment - a systematic review of longitudinal studies – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH) 2021
Physical activity, return to work self-efficacy, and work status among employees undergoing chemotherapy for cancer - a prospective study with 12 months follow-up – BMC Cancer 2021
The comparative effects of brief or multidisciplinary intervention on return to work at 1 year in employees on sick leave due to low back pain: A randomized controlled trial – Clinical Rehabilitation 2021
Labour market attachment among parents and self-rated health of their offspring: An intergenerational study – European Journal of Public Health 2020
The Predictive Value of Return to Work Self-efficacy for Return to Work Among Employees with Cancer Undergoing Chemotherapy – Journal of occupational rehabilitation 2020
Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the danish version of the 19-item return-to-work self-efficacy (RTWSE-19) questionnaire – Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2016
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