Dr. Ute Bültmann
University of Groningen
Dr. Ute Bültmann is a professor of work and health and the program leader of public health research in the Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine at the University of Groningen's Medical Center in the Netherlands.
From 2003 until 2007, Bültmann worked at the National Institute of Occupational Health in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she remains a guest professor. She is also affiliated with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and is involved in collaborative research projects on labour market experiences and health in Denmark, Sweden and Canada.
Bültmann's research interests include the epidemiology of work and health and the measurement of health-related functioning at work. Her current research activities focus on adding a life-course perspective to work and health research, and on translating findings into relevant policy and practice measures to make a difference in achieving healthy working lives. She is one of 34 leading scientists to be awarded a Vici grant in 2017 by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, one of the largest grants for individual scientists in the country. The award supports her research assessing mental health and work challenges with a life-course lens to support young workers transitioning into work and to facilitate a healthy working life.
Bültmann graduated in health sciences from Maastricht University in the Netherlands in 1997, and earned her PhD in epidemiology at the same university in 2002. Her PhD research looked at fatigue and psychological distress in the working population, in particular the role of work and lifestyle.