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Inger Haukenes

Associate Professor, Leader of health sciences.
  • E-mailinger.haukenes@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 85 15
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

My special interests include theories of social inequalities in health and intersectionality. I am particularly engaged in women’s health, gender perspectives on the use of health-related social security benefits and the role of intersectionality in research on sustainable work participation. In the research group of Work, Health and Gender, we address issues related to the Norwegian model for follow-up of sick listed workers. We ask to what extent the primary health-care model can provide necessary interdisciplinary follow-up of workers at risk for long-term sickness absence. In NORCE I am engaged in a comprehensive register study ‘The Norwegian GP-DEP study’, examining GP’s follow-up of people with depression and the relation to sustainable work participation.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Practice characteristics influencing variation in provision of depression care in general practice in Norway; a registry-based cohort study (The Norwegian GP-DEP study). BMC Health Services Research. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Patient experiences with depression care in general practice: a qualitative questionnaire study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 253-260.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Effect of a specific exercise programme during pregnancy on diastasis recti abdominis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Trends in treatment for patients with depression in general practice in Norway, 2009–2015: nationwide registry-based cohort study (The Norwegian GP-DEP Study). BMC Health Services Research.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The Female Menstrual Cycles Effect on Strength and Power Parameters in High-Level Female Team Athletes. Frontiers in Physiology.
  • Show author(s) (2021). General practitioners’ drug treatment for depression by patients’ educational level: registry-based study. British Journal of General Practice Open.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Chronic hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia, and metabolic syndrome are associated with risk of tendon injury. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 1822-1831.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Variation in general practitioners’ depression care following certification of sickness absence: a registry-based cohort study. Family Practice. 238-245.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Independent medical evaluation of general practitioners’ follow-up of sick-listed patients: a cross-sectional study in Norway. BMJ Open.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Healthcare professionals’ perspectives on mental health service provision: a pilot focus group study in six European countries. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 1-18.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Inequity in disability pension: an intersectional analysis of the coconstitution of gender, education and age. The Hordaland Health Study. Critical Public Health. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The gender gap in accrued pension rights - an indicator of women’s accumulated disadvantage over the course of working life. The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK). Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 417-424.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Developing a Tool for Increasing the Awareness about Gendered and Intersectional Processes in the Clinical Assessment of Patients – A Study of Pain Rehabilitation. PLOS ONE. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Is there a gender bias in recommendations for further rehabilitation in primary care of patients with chronic pain after an interdisciplinary team assessment? Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 365-371.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Does pain severity guide selection to multimodal pain rehabilitation across gender? European Journal of Pain. 826-833.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Physical health-related quality of life predicts disability pension due to musculoskeletal disorders: seven years follow-up of the Hordaland Study Cohort. BMC Public Health. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Low-educated women with chronic pain were less often selected to multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Smokers' increased risk for disability pension: social confounding or health-mediated effects? Gender-specific analyses of the Hordaland Health Study cohort. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 758-764.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Fastlegetilhørighet og sykefravær - en registerbasert studie. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 28-32.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Cumulative incidence of sickness absence and disease burden among the newly sick-listed, a cross-sectional population-based study. BMC Public Health. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Women’s higher likelihood of disability pension: the role of health, family and work. A 5-7 years follow-up from the Hordaland Health Study. BMC Public Health. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Attending work or not when sick - what makes the decision? A qualitative study among car mechanics. BMC Public Health.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Disability pension by occupational class - the impact of work-related factors: The Hordaland Health Study Cohort. BMC Public Health.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Forståelse av sykefravær - erfaringer fra dem det angår mest. Ramazzini: norsk tidsskrift for arbeids- og miljømedisin. 6-7.
  • Show author(s) (2008). A survey of occupational health in The Royal Norwegian Navy. International Maritime Health. 35-44.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Målinger av helkroppsvibrasjon blant maskinkjørere. .
  • Show author(s) (2008). Forståelse av sykefravær -erfaringer fra de det angår mest. .
  • Show author(s) (2007). Utstøting fra arbeidslivet i industri med spesiell risiko for ryggplager; der man utsettes for helkroppsvibrasjon. 4. 4. .
  • Show author(s) (2007). Sluttrapport fra prosjektet HMS Sjø. .
  • Show author(s) (2004). En spørreundersøkelse om arbeid og helse blant ansatte i Sjøforsvaret - En delrapport i prosjektet HMS SJØ. .
  • Show author(s) (2004). En spørreundersøkelse om arbeid og helse blant ansatte i Sjøforsvaret. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2010). Yrkesklasse og uføretrygd - et kjønnet problem?
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). The organisational framework of GP practices: impact on depression care.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Patient experiences with depression care in general practice.
  • Show author(s) (2022). GP depression care in Norway and the Netherlands: registry-based study .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Promoting sustainable work participation for workers with depression through improved collaboration in depression care: a focus group study.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Time trends in GPs’ provision of depression care during 2008-2016.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Selected or not selected to multimodal pain rehabilitation: what guides the decision?
  • Show author(s) (2016). Social inequality in disability pension: a study of disability risk in intersections of gender and education.
  • Show author(s) (2015). The status of gender and feminist perspectives in social epidemiology.
  • Show author(s) (2015). The gender difference in sickness absence and disability pension: a matter of understanding the historical context?
  • Show author(s) (2015). Gender gap in incidence sickness absence, oprationalisation of a novel outcome measure.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Patterns of health-related exclusion from working life – taking history into account.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Inequality in disability pension by occupational class. The impact of work-related factors. The Hordaland Health Study Cohort.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Disability pension by occupational class - the impact of work-related factors. The Hordaland Health Study.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Job strain and risk of disability pension: how much is accounted for by occupational status. The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK).
  • Show author(s) (2009). Disability pension by occupational class - the impact of job strain.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Disability pension by gender and occupational class - the impact of job strain. The Hordaland Health Study Cohort.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2012). Kan helse-relatert livskvalitet predikere uførhet på grunn av muskel-skjelettlidelser? Helseundersøkelsen i Hordaland (HUSK).
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2015). Sykefravær handler ikke om folkehelse. Den norske folkehelsen, målt som sykdomsbyrde, er ikke bedre enn i land vi ofte sammenligner oss med. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Kvinners sykefravær - langt fra himmelhøyt. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
  • Show author(s) (2014). Kvinner er blitt friskere: Forskjellen i sykefravær mellom kvinner og menn øker hevder mange. Det skyldes tvilsom bruk av statistikk. Bergens Tidende.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2013). Predictors of disability pension: the role of class, work and gender.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2003). Mennesket og arbeid - arbeidsmiljøfaktorer. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The impact of organisational framework on GP depression care; registry-based study.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Comparison of GP depression care in Norway and the Netherlands: registry-based study.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The impact of GPs’ depression care on future work participation: A register-based cohort study .
  • Show author(s) (2008). Better understanding of sick leave - experiences told by the workers.
  • Show author(s) (2003). " Diving into the concept of meaning ".

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)


Prevention and reduction of Diastasis Rectus Abdominis during pregnancy and the postpartum period. PhD candidate Nina Theodorsen

THE NORWEGIAN GP-DEP STUDY, Depresjon i allmennpraksis. "The regular general practitioner scheme: integrated and equitable pathways of depression care, facilitating work participation." PhD candidate Heidi Marie Kirkeng Meling

'Gendered norms and chronic pain' Gøteborgs Universitet, PhD candidate, Anke Samulowitz