Dr. Phil. Morten Wahrendorf

Qualifications:  
Ph.D. University of Düsseldorf, Ph.D. in Sociology (Dr. Phil), "summa cum laude" 01/2009
M.Sc. University of Montréal, Master in Sociology (Master of Science), 12/2004
B.A. University of Düsseldorf, Bachelor in Social Science (Bachelor of Arts), 10/2002
Professional history:  
since 09/2013 Senior research associate, Department of Medical Sociology, University of Düsseldorf
09/2011 – 08/2013 Research associate, International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
10/2009 – 03/2010 Visiting Researcher, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London
10/2004 – 08/2011 Research associate, Department of Medical Sociology, University of Düsseldorf
04/2003 - 04/2004 Student assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Montréal
12/1999 - 10/2002 Student assistant, Institute of Social Science, University of Düsseldorf
Research interests:
Morten Wahrendorf is a sociologist with expertise in research methodology. His research areas are work stress, health inequalities, life course epidemiology, data visualization, comparative welfare research and ageing.
Editorial positions and peer review services:
Associated editor for the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (JECH) since 06/2012
Peer review services for Aging & Mental Health, European Sociological Review, PLoS One, BMC Public Health, European Journal of Public Health, Journal of Gerontology – Social Sciences, International Journal of Public Health, Ageing & Society, Gerontology, Sociology of Health and Illness, European Journal of Ageing, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
Scientific collaborations:
Attached member of the International Centre For Life-course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS) http://www.ucl.ac.uk/icls/
Member of the research group "Working longer - paid employment after age 65 years" within the scientific programme of the International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS).
Collaborating investigator in the international consortium "Research consortium on determinants of extending working lives (renEWL)" (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/renewl).
Member of the German Research Project "AeKo / Occupational health research in epidemiological Cohort studies"
Member of the completed project part on employment in the European Project "Determinants to Reduce health Inequity Via Early childhood, Realising fair employment, and Social protection - DRIVERS" (http://health-gradient.eu/).
Member of the completed project "Workage: Long-term effects of working conditions on ageing and health social inequalities" based on the French Gazel cohort (http://www.gazel.inserm.fr/ ).
Peer reviewed Journals:
Wahrendorf M, Blane D, Matthews K and Siegrist J. (2015) Linking Quality of Work in Midlife to Volunteering During Retirement: a European Study. Journal of Population Ageing: 1-18.

Wahrendorf M. (2015) Previous employment histories and quality of life in older ages: sequence analyses using SHARELIFE. Ageing & Society 35: 1928-1959.

Lunau T, Siegrist J, Dragano N and Wahrendorf M. (2015) The Association between Education and Work Stress: Does the Policy Context Matter? PLoS ONE 10: e0121573.

Hoven H, Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2015) Occupational position, work stress and depressive symptoms: a pathway analysis of longitudinal SHARE data. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 69: 447-452.

Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2014) Proximal and distal determinants of stressful work: framework and analysis of retrospective European data. BMC Public Health 14: 849-861.

Wahrendorf M and Dragano N. (2014) Arbeitsstress und Gesundheit in Europa. Politische Bildung 2: 84-103.

Wahrendorf M and Blane D. (2014) Does labour market disadvantage help to explain why childhood circumstances are related to quality of life at older ages? Results from SHARE. Aging & Mental Health: 1-11.

Fekete C, Wahrendorf M, Reinhardt JD, Post MW and Siegrist J. (2014) Work stress and quality of life in persons with disabilities from four European countries: the case of spinal cord injury. Quality of Life Research: 1661-1671.

Dragano N and Wahrendorf M. (2014) Consistent health inequalities in Europe: the importance of labour market disadvantage. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 68: 293-294.

Wahrendorf M, Reinhardt JD and Siegrist J. (2013) Relationships of Disability with Age Among Adults Aged 50 to 85: Evidence from the United States, England and Continental Europe. PLoS ONE 8: e71893.

Wahrendorf M, Dragano N and Siegrist J. (2013) Social Position, Work Stress, and Retirement Intentions: A Study with Older Employees from 11 European Countries. European Sociological Review 29: 792-802.

Wahrendorf M, Blane D, Bartley M, Dragano N and Siegrist J. (2013) Working conditions in mid-life and mental health in older ages. Advances in Life Course Research 18: 16-25.

Reinhardt JD, Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2013) Socioeconomic position, psychosocial work environment and disability in an ageing workforce: a longitudinal analysis of SHARE data from 11 European countries. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 70: 156-163.

Platts LG, Netuveli G, Webb E, Zins M, Goldberg M, Blane D and Wahrendorf M. (2013) Physical occupational exposures during working life and quality of life after labour market exit: results from the GAZEL study. Aging & Mental Health 17: 697-706.

Lunau T, Wahrendorf M, Dragano N and Siegrist J. (2013) Work stress and depressive symptoms in older employees: impact of national labour and social policies. BMC Public Health 13: 1086-1096.

Wahrendorf M, Sembajwe G, Zins M, Berkman L, Goldberg M and Siegrist J. (2012) Long-term Effects of Psychosocial Work Stress in Midlife on Health Functioning After Labor Market Exit—Results From the GAZEL Study. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 67: 471-480.

Siegrist J, Lunau T, Wahrendorf M and Dragano N. (2012) Depressive symptoms and psychosocial stress at work among older employees in three continents. Globalization and Health 8: 27-35.

Sembajwe G, Wahrendorf M, Siegrist J, Sitta R, Zins M, Goldberg M and Berkman L. (2012) Effects of job strain on fatigue: cross-sectional and prospective views of the job content questionnaire and effort--reward imbalance in the GAZEL cohort. Occup Environ Med 69: 377-384.

Li J, Loerbroks A, Shang L, Wege N, Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2012) Validation of a Short Measure of Effort-Reward Imbalance in the Workplace: Evidence from China. Journal of Occupational Health.

Blane D, Wahrendorf M, Webb E and Netuveli G. (2012) Life course influences on quality of life at age 50 years: evidence from the National Child Development Study (1958 British birth cohort study). Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 3: 346-358.

Lange D, Wahrendorf M, Siegrist J, Plachta-Danielzik S, Landsberg B and Muller MJ. (2011) Associations between neighbourhood characteristics, body mass index and health-related behaviours of adolescents in the Kiel Obesity Prevention Study: a multilevel analysis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 65: 711-719.

Dragano N, Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2011) Welfare regimes, labour policies and unhealthy psychosocial working conditions: a comparative study with 9917 older employees from 12 European countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 65: 793-799.

Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2010) Are changes in productive activities of older people associated with changes in their well-being? Results of a longitudinal European study. European Journal of Ageing 7: 59-68.

Wahrendorf M, Ribet C, Zins M, Goldberg M and Siegrist J. (2010) Perceived reciprocity in social exchange and health functioning in early old age: Prospective findings from the GAZEL study. Aging & Mental Health 14: 425-432.

Leineweber C, Wege N, Westerlund H, Theorell T, Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2010) How valid is a short measure of effort-reward imbalance at work? A replication study from Sweden. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 67: 526-531.

Siegrist J, Wege N, Puhlhofer F and Wahrendorf M. (2009) A short generic measure of work stress in the era of globalization: effort-reward imbalance. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 82: 1005-1013.

Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2009) Participation in socially productive activities and quality of life in early old age: findings from SHARE. Journal of European Social Policy 19: 317-326.

Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2009) Quality of work, health, and retirement. The Lancet 374: 1872-1873.

McMunn A, Nazroo J, Wahrendorf M, Breeze E and Zaninotto P. (2009) Participation in socially-productive activities, reciprocity and wellbeing in later life: baseline results in England. Ageing & Society 29: 765-782.

Huppert FA, Marks N, Clark A, Siegrist J, Stutzer A, Vitterso J and Wahrendorf M. (2009) Measuring well-being across Europe: Description of the ESS Well-being Module and preliminary findings. Social Indicators Research 91: 301-315.

Wahrendorf M, Ribet C, Zins M and Siegrist J. (2008) Social productivity and depressive symptoms in early old age - results from the GAZEL study. Aging & Mental Health 12: 310-316.

Siegrist J, Wahrendorf M, Knesebeck O, Jurges H and Borsch-Supan A. (2007) Quality of work, well-being, and intended early retirement of older employees--baseline results from the SHARE Study. The European Journal of Public Health 17: 62-68.

Knesebeck O, Wahrendorf M, Hyde M and Siegrist J. (2007) Socio-economic position and quality of life among older people in 10 European countries: Results of the SHARE study. Ageing & Society 27: 269-284.

Wahrendorf M, Knesebeck O and Siegrist J. (2006) Social productivity and well-being of older people: Baseline results from the SHARE study. European Journal of Ageing 3: 67-73.
Books and book chapters:
Wahrendorf M and Dragano N. (2014) Arbeitsstress und Gesundheit in Europa. In: Pohl K (ed) Moderne Zeiten: Arbeitswelt heute. Schwalbach: Wochenschau Verlag, 107-130.

Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2013) Quality of work, wellbeing, and retirement. In: Field J, Burke RJ and Cooper CL (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society. London: SAGE Publications, 314-326.

Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2011) Working conditions in mid-life and participation in voluntary work after labour market exit. In: Boersch-Supan A, Brandt M, Hank K, et al. (eds) The Individual and the Welfare State – Life Histories in Europe. Heidelberg: Springer, 179-188.

Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2011) Quality of Work, Health and Early Retirement: European Comnparisons. In: Boersch-Supan A, Brandt M, Hank K, et al. (eds) The Individual and the Welfare State – Life Histories in Europe. Heidelberg: Springer, 169-178.

Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2010) Socioeconomic and psychosocial determinants of well being in early old age. In: Bovenberg AL, Soest Av and Zaidi MA (eds) Aging, Health and Pensions in Europe: An Economic and Social Policy Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 107-133.

Wahrendorf M. (2009) Soziale Produktivität und Gesundheit im höheren Lebensalter. Vergleichende Untersuchungen, Berlin: Lit Verlag.

Wahrendorf M, O.v.d. K and Siegrist J. (2008) Social Productivity and Quality of Life  - First Prospective Findings. In: Börsch-Supan A, Brugiavini A, Jürges H, et al. (eds) Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – Starting the longitudinal dimension. Mannheim: Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Ageing, 188-194.

Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2008) Quality of Work and Well-bein: The European Dimension. In: Börsch-Supan A, Brugiavini A, Jürges H, et al. (eds) Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – Starting the longitudinal dimension. Mannheim: Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Ageing, 253-260.

Wahrendorf M and Siegrist J. (2007) Soziale Produktivität und Wohlbefinden im höheren Lebensalter. In: Hank K and Erlinghagen M (eds) Produktives Altern und informelle Arbeit in modernen Gesellschaften. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 51-74.

Siegrist J and Wahrendorf M. (2007) Soziale Produktivität und Wohlbefinden im höheren Lebensalter. Vergleichende Untersuchungen in Deutschland, Frankreich und England. In: Fangerau H, Gomille M, Herwig H, et al. (eds) Alterskulturen und Potentiale des Alter(n)s. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 25-35.

Siegrist J, von dem Knesebeck O and Wahrendorf M. (2005) Quality of Employment and Well-Being. In: Börsch-Supan A, Brugiavini A, Jürges H, et al. (eds) Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. First Results from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Mannheim: Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Ageing, 30-34.
Grants:  
09/2015Research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for an 18 months research project (Project title: "Lifecourse socioeconomic disadvantage, stressful working careers and health in older ages – an analysis of European data")
04/2015Research grant from the research committee of the medical faculty of the University Düsseldorf ("Forschungskommission") for a 2 years research project (Project title: How are men’s and women’s work histories related to health in later life? Piloting a comparative life course study using the example of coronary heart disease.")
05/2014 Travel grant from the German Academic Research Service (DAAD) for the International Congress for Occupational Health and Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors, Adelaide, Australia
06/2011 Post-doc fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a 2 years project at the ICLS, London, United Kingdom
10/2009 Post-doc fellowship from the German Academic Research Service (DAAD) for a 6 month project at the ICLS, London, United Kingdom
2004 Scholarship from the Research Group “GRASP” (Research Group on the Social Aspects of Health and Prevention), University of Montréal, Canada
Websites:  
Some own data visualizations: http://www.wahrendorf.de/lifecourses/

 

 

 

 
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