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Hugo Gustav Westerlund

medical researcher

Hugo Gustav Westerlund, Swedish medical researcher. Visiting scholar research grantee, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, since 2005.


Westerlund, Hugo Gustav was born on May 29, 1966 in Stockholm. Son of Egon David Westerlund and Gunborg Margareta Hjelmérus-Westerlund.


Bachelor in Psychology, University Stockholm, 1993. Doctor in Psychosocial Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 2005.


Research assistant Stockholm Söder Hospital, 1993—1995. Research assistant, assistant project leader National Institute Psychosocial Factors and Health, 1995—2002. Research coordinator Mösseberg Research Station, Falköping, Sweden, 1998—1999, director research Sweden, 2000—2002, managing director, since 2003.

Project leader National Institute Psychosocial Medicine, Stockholm, 2003—2005, researcher, project leader, administrative coordinator, since 2005, researcher group leader, since 2006. National partner unemployment and mental health European Union, 1999—2001, national partner mental health promotion and prevention strategies for coping with anxiety and depression in Europe: working adults, 2002—2003. Evaluator Bergslagsgruppen AB, Norberg, Sweden, 1997—1997.

Science advisory board member Municipality of Ale, since 1999. Board directors, secretary science committee unemployment and health International Commission Occupational Health, 2000—2003. Sergeant Swedish armed forces, 1986-1987.


Chairman education committee student section engineering physics Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1987—1988. Chairman academy labour union club Swedish Confederation Professional Associations, 1995—1997. Fellow: Indiana Order Odd Fellows.

Member: European Evaluation Society, International Commission Occupational Health (secretary science committee 2002-2003), Swedish Society Medicine.


  • Other Interests

    Roman history, travel, art, coin collecting/numismatics.


Egon David Westerlund

Gunborg Margareta Hjelmérus-Westerlund