Katharina Naswall

ProfessorKatharina Naswall

Internal Phone: 94332
My vision is to improve mental health and well-being for all individuals, by making workplaces a positive part of people’s lives.


Research Interests

My research focuses on employee well-being and factors which lead to psychologically healthy workplaces, using psychology. I often collaborate with organisations in the diagnostic of stress and wellbeing, and the implementation of initiatives aimed at increasing health and wellbeing at work, applying psychological principles and knowledge about human behaviour and emotions to improve workplaces. For example, I have worked on several projects on psychosocial recovery after disasters focusing on how businesses can play an important role in individual and community recovery. I’m currently conducting research on how organisations and managers can make a positive difference and contribute to employee wellbeing.

Recent Publications

  • Plimmer G., Berman EM., Malinen S., Franken E., Naswall K., Kuntz J. and Löfgren K. (2022) Resilience in Public Sector Managers. Review of Public Personnel Administration 42(2): 338-367. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734371X20985105.
  • Eib C., Bernhard-Oettel C., Leineweber C. and Näswall K. (2021) You can’t always get what you want: mechanisms and consequences of intra-organizational job change among middle managers in Sweden. International Journal of Human Resource Management http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2021.1886153.
  • Pawsey F., Wong JHK., Kenttä G. and Näswall K. (2021) Daily Mindfulness Is Associated With Recovery Processes Among Coaches—A 4-Week Diary Study. International Sport Coaching Journal 8(3): 371-381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/iscj.2020-0045.
  • Docherty PD., Fox-Turnbull WH., Naswall K., Homewood A., Bradley H., Zaka P. and Chase JG. (2020) The contribution of gender segregated secondary education on the progression to engineering. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education : 31-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22054952.2020.1788254.
  • Jiang L., Hu S., Näswall K., López Bohle S. and Wang HJ. (2020) Why and when cognitive job insecurity relates to affective job insecurity? A three-study exploration of negative rumination and the tendency to negative gossip. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 29(5): 678-692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2020.1758669.