• 526 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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Dr Serena Bartys is Principal Research Fellow in Work & Health. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Serena is currently Associate Editor of The International Journal of Workplace Health Management.

Serena has extensive experience of conducting research and knowledge exchange activity aimed at raising awareness of the work-health relationship amongst key stakeholders: policymakers, employers, healthcare professionals, workers and their families. Serena recently completed a Policy Fellowship in UK government, where she helped produce evidence-based policy aimed at preventing work loss due to ill-health. This included the publication of the Green Paper, Improving Lives: Work, Health & Disability.

Research Expertise and Interests

Serena currently collaborates with a number of academic and non-academic stakeholders in the field of work and health, nationally and internationally. She is particularly interested in knowledge exchange methodology aimed at increasing the real-world impact of academic research. Serena is the REF2021 impact lead for Social Work & Social Policy, and is a member of the UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum committee. She is also a collaborator in the MRC/Versus Arthitis National Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work. Serena has led the development of a virtual knowledge exchange platform for evidence-based policy and practice in the field of work and health - Good Work, Good Health: working knowledge in work & health. This will be used in a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Swiss Re (funded by Innovate UK) to design and implement an 'insurance-led' approach to reducing work loss due to ill-health.

  • Work and health
  • Evidence-based policymaking
  • KTP
  • Knowledge exchange/impact

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • work and health
  • policy research
  • biopsychosocial
  • public health
  • musculoskeletal
  • chronic pain
  • sickness absence
  • work disability
  • knowledge exchange
  • research impact

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Research Output

  • 526 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 3 Commissioned report
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Chapter

Opportunities and challenges around adapting supported employment interventions for people with chronic low back pain: modified nominal group technique

Froud, R., Thorsø, P. A., Bartys, S., Battie, M., Burton, K., Foster, N., Johnsen, T. L., Pincus, T., Reneman, M. F., Smeets, R. J. E. M., Sveinsdottir, V., Wynn-Jones, G. & Underwood, M., 3 Feb 2020, In : Disability and Rehabilitation.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • WAAA! The conception and rapid development of a wearable for good technology

    Swann, D., Meaton, J. & Bartys, S., Jan 2019, In : Design for Health. 2, 2, p. 253-265 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Using implementation intentions to prevent relapse after psychological treatment for depression - the SMArT intervention

    Lucock, M., Bartys, S., Cupac, J., Delgadillo, J., Denton, C., Gaines, S., McMillan, D., Prestwich, A. & Stebbings, R., 1 Sep 2018, In : Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 46, 5, p. 626-632 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Work-focused healthcare for low back pain

    Bartys, S. & Jensen Stochkendahl, M., 2018, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Online Textbook.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access


    Prevention of work disability: implementing a 'whole-systems' approach

    Serena Bartys (Speaker)

    6 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Centre for Musculoskeletal Health & Work (External organisation)

    Serena Bartys (Member)

    1 Aug 20192024

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute

    UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum (Event)

    Serena Bartys (Member)

    1 May 201918 Mar 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Good Work, Good Health: getting all key players 'onside'

    Serena Bartys (Speaker)

    20 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Publisher)

    Serena Bartys (Participant)

    1 Jan 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesGrant peer-review