Medarbejdere ved Institut for Psykologi – Københavns Universitet

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Paul Maurice Conway

Paul Maurice Conway

Lektor

Primære forskningsområder

  • Workplace bullying
  • The psychosocial work environment
  • Sickness presenteeism
  • Models of work-related stress
  • Work engagement
  • Employee turnover
My primary research interests are concerned with the relationship between the psychosocial work environment and various health outcomes: psychological (e.g. depression, stress reactions), physical (e.g. cardiovascular, musculoskeletal diseases), behavioural (e.g. turnover, absenteeism, presenteeism) and attitudinal (e.g. intent to leave, job satisfaction, work engagement).

During my PhD, I collaborated to the European Nurses’ Early Exit (NEXT) study, a longitudinal multi-centre investigation examining the macro-, meso- and micro-level determinants (antecedents, mediators and moderators) of nursing turnover. I focused on different aspects of the health and turnover casual process in nursing, including the role of negative psychosocial working conditions such as high demands, low control, inadequate support, role conflict and ambiguity, exposure to violence, and unfavourable working hours. A special attention was devoted to the age-dependent differences in work ability and their role in nursing turnover.
After my PhD, I began to carry out research on the relationship between the psychosocial work environment and health outcomes among other occupational groups, especially call-center operators, but also clerical workers, managers, hotel workers and healthcare staff (e.g. physicians, nursing aides, etc.). I have conducted as principal investigator several work stress audits (in accordance with the Italian Legislative Decree 81/2008) for both private companies and public administrations. Building on this activity, I developed an assessment methodology combining the use of a scientific approach that guarantees a correct risk estimation with process sustainability for the work organizations involved in the audit.

Aktuel forskning

Causes, consequences and mechanisms of workplace bullying


I am currently involved in the Danish project named 'Antecedents, mechanisms and long-term consequences of negative social relations at work' (2013 - 2016)', carried out in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen and the National Research Centre of the Working Environment, Copenhagen.

In particular, within this project I am currently focusing on the relationship between workplace bullying and register-based outomes including suicide behavior and death by suicide, mental disorders, psychotropic drug consumption and early retirement. I am also interested in methodological issues concerned with the measurment of workplace bullying in research and practice. 

 

Causes, consequences and mechanisms of sickness presenteeism

Based on data collected in a large-size cohort of Danish employees, I am also currently focusing on:

- The effects of the psychosocial work environment, including workplace bullying, on sickness presenteeism
- The impact of sickness presenteeism on health, including depression, sleep problems and long-term sickness absence.

Undervisnings- og vejledningsområder

 

COURSES

 

SUBJECT

 

YEAR

Bachelor course in Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The psychosocial work environment: models and implications for intervention. 2016
Seminar: “The relationship between the psychosocial work environment, stress and organizational behaviours: issues in assessment and management”, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Assessment and management of the psychosocial work environment – theoretical and methodological approaches. 2015-2016

Seminar “The Psychosocial work environment, employee well-being and organizational behaviours”, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

essment and management of the psychosocial work environment – theoretical and methodological approaches.

 

2014-2015

Master course in Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

 

Models of work stress and measurement issues.

Work-family Conflict.

 

2013-2016

Seminar “Psychological perspectives on the psychosocial  work environment, negative social relationships, stress and resilience”, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Assessment and management of the psychosocial work environment – theoretical and methodological approaches.

 

2013

Master degree course in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

 

Health effects of shiftwork.

 

2012

School of Specialization in Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene,  Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

 

Health effects of work-related psychosocial risk factors.

 

2002-2013

Master degree course in Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

 

Effects of psychosocial working conditions on health and job-related well-being in healthcare workers.

 

2008-2012

Master degree course in Paediatric Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

 

Effects of psychosocial working conditions on health and job-related well-being among nurses.

 

2010-2012

Master degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

 

Effects of psychosocial working conditions on health and job-related well-being among psychiatric rehabilitation staff.

 

2006-2008

Elective course for master degree in healthcare professions, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

 

Effects of psychosocial working conditions on health and job-related well-being among healthcare workers.

 

2009

Master degree in Prevention Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

 

Methods for the assessment and management of work-related stress.

 

2011-2012

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