Work and Health: Conference and workshop

Monday 21 March 2016

This Public Health England funded conference brought together researchers on work and health from different disciplines to showcase recent research findings, and also discuss research priorities in work and health. The conference featured research on the employed and unemployed, and included presentations on supporting workers with poor health and their carers to remain in employment, the health impact of a return to work and sickness presenteeism, occupational safety and health across the working life course, and worklessness and health in the Greater Manchester area. The event also included a short workshop on priority research areas on health and work, and how to facilitate future research collaborations on health, wellbeing and work.


  • Donna Bramwell, University of Manchester - 'Exploring the Role of Employers and Managers in Supporting People with Long-term Conditions in the Workplace'
  • Maria Karanika-Murray, Nottingham Trent University - 'Can sickness presenteeism be positive for health and performance? Current knowledge, gaps, and research needs'
  • Adam Coutts, University of Cambridge - 'The health and wellbeing impacts of back-to-work programmes: an RCT of the JOBS II intervention in the UK'
  • Kate Spiegelhalter, Institute for Employment Studies - 'Evaluating innovative approaches to supporting carers to remain in employment'
  • Joanne Crawford, Institute of Occupational Medicine - 'How can we support occupational safety and health across the working life course: current evidence and future research'
  • Ged Deveraux and Matt Hennessey,  Public Health England Manchester - 'Understanding Greater Manchester's Worklessness Population'