MSc, PhD (Helsinki)
Lecturer in Sociology/Social Policy (Health)
Room 6.01.022, 6 College Park
Anne was appointed as Lecturer in Sociology/Social Policy (Health) in January 2012. She is also one of the Co-Investigators at the Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) (http://coe.qub.ac.uk/). Before joining QUB she worked as a Research Fellow in the School of Community Health Sciences in the University of Nottingham (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chs/index.aspx). Anne’s research primarily focuses on the relationship between social environment and health. In particular, she has been looking at the links between psychosocial work environment and health behaviours, examining factors such as workplace social capital and workplace stress both at the individual and at the work unit level. Her other interests regard the investigation of socio-economic and psychosocial determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and physical activity in older adults. Her research involves the application of social epidemiological methods, and she has conducted secondary analyses in a number of large longitudinal datasets, most notably in the Finnish Public Sector Study (http://www.ttl.fi/en/fioh/organization/work_organizations/psychosocial_factors/Pages/default.aspx). In the last seven years Anne has published over 50 original articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals. She is involved in a number of on-going national and international collaborations with colleagues from the UCL (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology/), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (http://www.ttl.fi/en/Pages/default.aspx), University of Turku (http://www.med.utu.fi/en/departments/), and University of Michigan School of Public Health (http://www.sph.umich.edu/index.html).
Anyone interested in conducting postgraduate research in any of the above areas especially using large existing cohort studies, should feel free to contact Anne to discuss their ideas.
Module Convenor: SPY3012 Health and Social Care Policy; SOC2002 Society and Social Inequality
Contributing lecturer to SPY1001 Finding Out about Social Policy
Selected Recent Publications
Kivimäki M, Nyberg ST, Batty GD, Fransson EI, Heikkilä K, Alfredsson L, Bjorner JB, Bonenfant S, Marianne M, Burr H, Casini A, Clays E, De Bacquer D, Dragano N, Ferrie JE, Geuskens GA, Goldberg M, Hamer M, Hooftman WE, Houtman I, Joensuu M, Jokela M, Kittel F, Knutsson A, Koskenvuo M, Koskinen A, Kouvonen A, Madsen IEH, Marmot MG, Nielsen ML, Nordin M, Oksanen T, Pentti J, Rugulies R, Salo P, Siegrist J, Singh-Manoux A, Suominen S, Väänänen A, Vahtera J, Virtanen M, Westerholm PJM, Westerlund H, Zins M, Steptoe A, Theorell T, for the IPD-Work Consortium. (2012) Job strain and risk of coronary heart disease: Individual-level meta-analysis. Lancet 2012 Sep 13. pii: S0140-6736(12)60994-5.
Heikkilä K, Nyberg ST, Fransson, EI, Alfredsson L, De Bacquer D, Bjorner JB, Bonenfant S, Borritz M, Burr H, Clays E, Casini A, Dragano N, Erbel R, Geuskens G, Goldberg M, Hooftman W, Houtman I, Joensuu M, Jöckel KH, Kittel F, Knutsson A, Koskenvuo M, Koskinen A, Kouvonen A, Leineweber C, Lunau T, Madsen IEH, Magnusson Hanson LL, Marmot MG, Nielsen ML, Nordin M, Pentti J, Salo P, Rugulies R, Steptoe A, Siegrist J, Suominen S, Vahtera J, Virtanen M, Väänänen A, Westerholm P, Westerlund H, Zins M, Theorell T, Hamer M, Ferrie JE, Singh-Manoux A, Batty GD, Kivimäki M, for the IPD-Work Consortium. (2012) Job strain and alcohol intake: A collaborative meta-analysis of individual-participant data from 140,000 men and women. PLoS ONE, 7, e4010.
Oksanen T, Kawachi I, Jokela M, Kouvonen A, Suzuki E, Takao S, Virtanen M, Pentti J, Vahtera J, Kivimäki M. (2012) Workplace social capital and risk of chronic and severe hypertension: a cohort study. Journal of Hypertension, 30, 1129-36.
Kouvonen A, Kivimäki M, Oksanen T, Pentti J, Heponiemi T, Väänänen A, Virtanen M, Vahtera J. (2012) Implementation of workplace-based smoking cessation support activities and smoking cessation among employees: The Finnish Public Sector Study. American Journal of Public Health, 102, e56-e62.
Kouvonen A, Swift JA, Stafford M, Cox T, Vahtera J, Väänänen A, Heponiemi T, De Vogli R, Griffiths A, Kivimäki M. (2012) Social participation and maintaining recommended waist circumference: prospective evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. Journal of Aging and Health, 24, 250-68.
Ahola K, Pulkki-Råback L, Kouvonen A, Rossi H, Aromaa A, Lönnqvist J. (2012) Burnout and behavior-related health risk factors: Results from the population-based Finnish Health 2000 Study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54, 17-22.
Joensuu M, Kivimäki M, Koskinen A, Kouvonen A, Pulkki-Råback L, Vahtera J, Virtanen M, Väänänen A. (2012) Differential associations of job control components with mortality: a cohort study, 1986-2006. American Journal of Epidemiology, 175, 609-19.
Kouvonen A, Stafford M, De Vogli R, Shipley MJ, Marmot MG, Cox T, Vahtera J, Väänänen A, Heponiemi T, Singh-Manoux A, Kivimäki M. (2011) Negative aspects of close relationships as a predictor of increased body mass index and waist circumference: the Whitehall II Study. American Journal of Public Health, 101, 1474-1480.
De Vogli R, Kouvonen A, Gimeno D. (2011) ‘Globesization’: ecological evidence on the relationship between fast food outlets and obesity among 26 advanced economies. Critical Public Health, 21, 395-402.
Oksanen T, Kawachi I, Kouvonen A, Suzuki E, Takao S, Sjösten N, Virtanen M, Pentti J, Vahtera J, Kivimäki M. (2011) Workplace social capital and adherence to antihypertensive medication: a cohort study. PLoS ONE, 6, e24732.
Virtanen M, Kivimäki M, Pentti J, Oksanen T, Ahola K, Linna A, Kouvonen A, Salo P, Vahtera J. (2010) School neighborhood disadvantage as a predictor of long-term sick leave among teachers: prospective cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 171, 785-792.
Kouvonen A, Väänänen A, Vahtera J, Heponiemi T, Koskinen A, Cox SJ, Kivimäki M. (2010) Sense of coherence and psychiatric morbidity: A 19-year register-based prospective study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64, 255-261.