Multidisciplinary research at the Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies (CTA) includes subjects such as economic history, human geography, psychology, sociology, public health and political science. These represent a broad competence within a wide range of theoretical approaches and research methods.

Our research

CTA researchers study various aspects of work and work life. Several research projects are currently underway and the centre also conducts evaluations and mission research in collaboration with external stakeholders. 

2019 Academic Record

Publication Strategy for CTA

Researchers and research projects

Anyone who conducts research within work life and evaluation studies is welcome to join the cohesive and multidisciplinary research centre CTA. Our interests include management, organization, social relations in working life as well as interactions between working life and leisure.

Find out more about our ongoing projects.

Seminar series

CTA arranges a seminar series that presents different aspects of work life and evaluation studies. Most of the seminars are held in Swedish, but occasionally they are held in English. Researchers, students and practitioners are all welcome to attend.


CTA collaborates with a variety of stakeholders, both nationally and internationally. Collaboration can take place within: the framework of existing projects; as part of the start-up of a research project; during follow-up research; within evaluation assignments; and through contract research.

For instance, CTA is currently collaborating with researchers from Australia as part of the OSSC research programme. There are also ongoing collaborations with researchers from the Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Denmark. In Sweden, CTA interacts with other universities, colleges and research centres, such as the Stress Research Institute and the Institute for Stress Medicine.

We have previously collaborated with the City of Malmö, Finsam Mittskåne, the Swedish Teachers Union, Folktandvården, IKEA, Scania, occupational health companies and a large religious organisation. We also arrange various types of activities such as conferences and seminars for researchers, practitioners and students.

If you are interested in collaborating with CTA, please contact director Sandra Jönsson or a specific CTA researcher.

Advisory board


Maria Hultin, Quality and Development Manager, Malmö Stad


  • Gudrun Berggren, Management Strategist, HR, Region Skåne

  • Patrik Hall, Professor, Malmö University

  • Linda Lill, Associate Professor, Malmö University

  • Malin Lundberg, EY

  • Cecilia Strandberg, Interim Consultant - at Ulfsdotter Konsult AB

31 January 2022 – 31 December 2024