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School welcomes researcher from Bergen University College

The school was pleased to host visiting researcher, Associate Professor Silje Maeland, Bergen University College, Norway, in November.


Associate Professor Silje Maeland, Associate Professor Angus Buchanan, Head of School, and Dr Bianca Brijnath.
Associate Professor Silje Maeland, Associate Professor Angus Buchanan, Head of School, and Dr Bianca Brijnath.

Associate Professor Maeland visited to collaborate with Dr Bianca Brijnath on the topic of compensation injury and return to work.

During her visit, Associate Professor Maeland presented on recent research comparing sick leave decisions by GPs, insurance physicians and occupational physicians in several different countries, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France and the Netherlands.

Associate Professor Maeland introduced work, currently underway in Norway, evaluating the impact of independent medical examinations on return to work, using an unusual randomized controlled trial design.