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ICOH Scientific Committee

„Aging and Work“

Dept. of Occup Health Science, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany

Prof. Hans Martin Hasselhorn (Chair)

Department of Occupational Health Science, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Hans Martin Hasselhorn is Occupational Health Physician, professor and head of Dept. of Occupational Health Science at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. He has initiated several research projects within the field of “work and employment participation” such as the European Nurses Early Exit Study (www.next-study.net), and the German cohort study on work, age, health and work participation, lidA (www.lidA-studie.de). From 2014 - 2015 he coordinated the international project “Understanding Employment Participation of Older Workers”, JPI UEP, where research needs for retirement research were identified

(http://www.jp-demographic.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/JPIUEP_Brochure1.pdf ).

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jean-Baptist du Prel, MD, MPH (Vice-Chair)

Epidemiologist, Senior Researcher at the Dept. of Occupational Science at the Bergische University of Wuppertal (BUW), Germany.

Jean-Baptist du Prel was engaged in the coordination and research of several national and international epidemiological studies at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Mainz, Ulm and Wuppertal over 15 years. Since 2009 he works as an occupational epidemiologist in the lidA-study, the largest German cohort study on work, age, health and work participation (www.lidA-studie.de). He published several articles about work stress, health and work participation. His publications were cited over 3500 times. His research was awarded with the Stefan-Engel-Prize 2004 of the German Society of Social Pediatrics and Youth Medicine, the Best Paper Award 2008 of the German Society of Occupational Science and a Poster Award of the German Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016. He is the scientific coordinator and a member of the national planning committee of the ICOH-conference on Work, Age, Health and Employment - Evidence from Longitudinal Studies 2016 (WAHE2016).

 

 

 

Prof. Bernd Hans Müller

Department of Ergonomics, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Professor Bernd Hans Müller is Head of the Department of Ergonomics. He is Member of the Board of Directors at the Institute for Security Systems and Chairman of the Institute IST at the University of Wuppertal as well as of the ASER Institute. He coordinated several large scale projects like the NEXT Study, 3Q-Study, ProAgtiv and the lidA-Study. His recent research interests are work demands and strain in industrial working places, information management in the field of occupational health and safety and working conditions and intention to leave profession.

 

 

 

 

 

Daniela Borchart, M.Sc

Department of Occupational Health Science, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Daniela Borchart. Research Associate of Dept. of Occupational Health Science, School of Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal (Germany). After her graduation as a Master of Science in Psychology, Daniela Borchart started her work in the lidA-project, a German cohort on work, age, health and work participation (www.lidA-studie.de) as a Research Associate in 2015. Since autumn 2015 she complements the scientific team of the Dept. of Work Science and is a member of the national organizing committee of the WAHE 2016 conference.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ulrich Walwei

Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany

Ulrich Walwei studied economics and completed his doctorate in law and economics at the University of Paderborn (Dr. rer. pol.) where he was research assistant to the Chair of Public Finance, Professor Dr Friedrich Buttler. Dr Ulrich Walwei has been working at IAB since 1988. He was Head of the Research Unit "Growth and Demography" from 1997 to 2007. Since April 2002 he is Deputy Director of the IAB. His research focuses on labour market institutions and non-standard work arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Rauch

Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, Germany

Angela Rauch is a sociologist and senior researcher in the Department “Joblessness and Social Inclusion” at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, Germany. She was head of the project “IAB-Panel: Vocational Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities”, heads the “IAB-Occupational Rehabilitation Study” and is project coordinator of the lidA study at the IAB. Her main research interests include the labour market for severely disabled persons, occupational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities as well as the relationship between labour market conditions and health of the older work force.

 

 

 

 

Silke Tophoven, M.A.

 

Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg

Silke Tophoven, M.A., is a sociologist. Since 2009, she works as a research associate at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany. Silke Tophoven worked within several research projects within the field of “work and health” such as the German cohort study on work, age, health and work participation, lidA (www.lidA-studie.de) and the BAuA-Study on mental health in working life (S-MGA). Since 2015 she works in the BMAS-project on the Evaluation of Occupational Rehabilitation. Her main research interests include the relationship between work and health with a special focus on gender inequalities and labour force participation over the life-course.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Hermann Burr

Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Berlin, Ger­many

Hermann Burr, Ph.D., Sociologist, Social epide­mio­lo­gist, Scientist at the Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Berlin, Ger­many. Hermann Burr takes since 2011 part in research of the role of age in the relation between work and health and participates in the lidA-study ( www.lidA-studie.de ) . He has 1997-2010 managed the Danish Work Environment Cohort Study (DWECS); since 2010 he has participated in the international work ipd-study (http://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=3485 ), where several cohorts have been put together in order to investigate the relation between psychosocial working environment and e.g. cardiovascular heart disease, also taking up the role of age.

 

 

Dr. Wenke Apt

VDI/VDE-IT, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Wenke Apt is a consultant in the department of “Demographic Change and Futures Studies” at VDI/VDE-IT, a project managing agency based in Berlin, Germany. She completed her doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, and holds degrees in international business administration, demography and public policy. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, she helps manage national research projects in the field of human machine interaction and demographic change. In this function, she is also affiliated with the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives” (JPI MYBL). Her current work focuses mainly on the intersection of demographic change, work and digitization.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Morten Wahrendorf

Institute for Medical Sociology, University Düsseldorf, Germany

Morten Wahrendorf is a sociologist with substantial expertise in research methodology and statistics. He is presently working as senior researcher at the Institute for Medical Sociology, University Düsseldorf, Germany. His main research interest are Health inequalities in ageing populations and underlying pathways, with a particular focus on psychosocial working conditions, patterns of participation in paid employment and social activities in later life, and comparative welfare research. He is an attached member of the International Centre For Life-course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/icls/), former member the working group "Quality of Work and Retirement" within the SHARE consortium (http://www.share-project.org/), and PI of a research project on "Lifecourse socioeconomic disadvantage, stressful working careers and health in older ages" in collaboration with the University of Manchester and University College London. He is a member of the national organisational committee of WAHE 2016 and the chair of the session ‘Lifecourse influences on extended working lives.’ on this conference.