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Janne Skakon

Janne Skakon

Postdoc

Main research fields

  • Leadership, organisation, change, relational coordination
  • Innovation processes
  • Digital generation as employees
  • Healthy psycho-social work environment, Work disability prevention, Return-to-work, Stress prevention and -management from an organisational contextual perspective

Research group memberships

  • Center for Research in Social Relations at Work, University of Copenhagen 
  • International Work Disability Prevention Network
  • The CIHR Strategic Training Program in Work Disability Prevention, University of Toronto, Canada
  • The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
  • International Association on Workplace Bullying & Harassment (IAWBH)
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • The joint programme for working life research in Europe – SALTSA
  • University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Department of Health Sciences, Community & Occupational Medicine, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Coronel Instituut voor Arbeid en Gezondheid, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • IRIS, Stavanger, Norway                                                              
  • The psycho-social network  The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen,  Denmark

Research - Summary

Janne Skakon is Assistant Professor in Work & Organisational Psychology, at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. As assistant professor, she did hold a managerial role as programme coordinator in work and organizational psychology (BA) for 3 years, and participates actively in a number of working committees in the Department as well in a broader university context, both with colleagues, Advisory Board and other stakeholders. She has worked as a labour market researcher and research fellow at the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment, and as visiting researcher at the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). Her research areas relate to leadership, organisation, change, innovation, psycho-social work environment, including bullying, sickness absence and return to work (RTW), and interventions. She obtained a PhD degree in Organisational Psychology on “Stress dynamics between leaders and employees and stress prevention from an organisational perspective”, received a Scolarship and a Certificate of Excellence issued by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) for an elaboration of a RTW project for the Australian Railways with emphasis on integrating stakeholders in designing interventions. Besides her research career, she has been lecturing for several years, at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Metropolitan University College. Further, she worked as an organizational psychologist and consultant for PA Consulting Group for 7½ years, an experience that is well-reflected in her research and academic work.

Link til Google Scholar profil:                            http://scholar.google.dk/citations?user=I4oJxb4AAAAJ&hl=da

Link til Researchgate profil: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Janne_Skakon

Research Projects

  • 2014- Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. Project: Work Disability System. Ladegaard, Y., Skakon, J., Høgh, A. & Netterstrøm, B. http://arbejdsskadesystem.dk/forskerne-2.html
  • 2014- Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. New perspectives on bullying. Managers bullying - towards a new understanding
  • 2014- Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University & Region of Southern Denmark. Ladekjær, E.,Labriola, M. &  Skakon, J. Implementation of 'Getting back on track' (1-7-30 model).Dialogue between manager and employee after long-term sickness absence.
  • 2013- Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Organisational change and mental health and primary prevention - bringing the hidden consequences of change to light
  • 2013- Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, in colaboration with Søren Schultz Hansen. Leading the digitale generation
  • 2012- Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, in colaborations with colleagues from the EAWOP community: Hewett, R.,Hahn, V.C., Gieter, S., Demerouti, E., Sánchez, A.R. Need satisfaction and wellbeing at work and at home - A daily diary study.
  • 2004-2008 Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen Ph.d project Well-being and stress among leaders and employees. How does leader stress affect employee stress and well-being?
  • 2004-2006 Université de Sherbrooke, Qubec, Canada. Scolarship from the Institut de Recherche Robert-Sauvé en Santé et en Sécurité du Travail (IRSST) for Work Disability Prevention Strategic Training Program, Canada.
  • 2002-2003 The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark. Labour market researcher; Leadership, Absence and Return to work. Project manager on an intervention-project examining the psycho-social work environment among hospital workers.

Grants

  • 2014 Seed money, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 2003-06 Scholarship by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, for the Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic training program, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • 2006 Certificate of Excellence issued by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), for an elaboration of a RTW project for the Australian Railways with emphasis on integrating stakeholders in designing interventions.

Teaching

Teaching and supervision at BA, MA and PhD level

Seminar courses

  • Lecture series
  • Practicum
  • Supervision on synopsis, BA-, MA- and PhD thesis
  • Supervision of instructors 

Teaching themes

  • Leadership, organisational perspectives, change processes, intervention
  • Innovation, new ways of collaborating
  • Psychosocial work-environment, well-being, stress, leader-employee relations in an organisational context, prevention in an organisational perspective
  • Sickness absence and return to work (RTW)

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