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Christina Bodin Danielsson

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Christina works as both a practising architect and as a researcher. She is a teacher and researcher in human-environment interaction at the School of Architecture, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and , Stockholm, but also at other universities in Sweden and abroad. As a practising  specialized in the physical environments influence on human behaviour, psychology and well-being at group and individual level in architectural design projects. Her practise includes also change management in relation to the physical environment. Her research interest is the influence of architecture on people in different respect at school, work and health facilities, but also urban settings. She has a special focus on how the office environment affects employees and organizations.

Christina is a member of the research group Arc●Plan. Her research field is interdisciplinary - it has its origins in architecture, but extends to fields such as environmental psychology, social psychology, sociology and CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design), occupational health and organization behavior. She is interested in how the environment affects individuals at group level from different perspectives and applies both qualitative and quantitative method in her research. She collaborates with researchers all over the world in her field of research, for example researchers at Cornell University, USA, Queensland University and Melbourne Business School, Australia.

She studies how the design of interior and exterior environment influences social sustainablity, which includes identification, sense of security, place coherence, but also health status. The latter includes perception of stress, sickness absence etc.), but also its influence on job satisfaction and satisfaction with the physical environment. Her recent research projects have examined the office environment’s influence on perception of leadership, workplace conflicts as well as the longitudinal influence on office employee well-being in various respects. In addition to this, Christina is also interested in the experience of architectural quality in various environment and the importance of architecture different dimensions play for satisfaction with an environment (work, school and elderly environments), as well as employees' view of an area or an organization.

Education:

- PhD in Architecture (Human-Environment interaction), the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden    

- Master of Architecture, Lund University, Sweden                                                          

- Interior design and furniture design, Faculty of Art, Utrecht, Netherlands

TEACHING & SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS AT KTH AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES:

I teach and lecture both in courses and design studios at School of Architecture, KTH. For example, I lecture in the Schools and learning environment program, 2017 (1st level, Bachelor). In charge: Erik Wingqvist

In addition to doing my own research I teach and I supervise students at different levels on the physical environment´s influence on our psychology, behavior, well-being at various programs at KTH and other universities (in Sweden and abroad). This includes supervision on essay writing in courses as well as supervision of students´ individual work at master level and supervision of graduate students at PhD level.

My supervision at master level includes on supervision of master thesis, as well as theoretical supervision on students diploma projects (design project).

 

 COURSES:

Seminar & literature courses (Level 2, master level) - KTH

1) ”Phenomenology –  A Philosophy and architectural style based on humanistic architecture ”

 Autumn 2019         Course: A42SEH–level 2 (master) – 4th year students, 3 hp/ credits

 Autumn 2019           Course: A52SEH–level 2 (master) – 5th year students,   3 hp/ credits

 Teacher/In charge of course: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson,

 Examinator: Prof. H. Mattsson

2) ”Experiencing Architecture - 5 Classic books on Architectural Experiences”   

 Autumn 2015         Course: A42SEH/ A52SEH–level 2 (master,4- 5th year students,   7,5 hp/ credits

Teacher/In charge: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson,

Teacher/ Examinators: Dr. Magnus Rönn, Ass. prof.

3) Evaluating Architecture – theory & method”

Spring 2014               Course: AD242V, 7,5 hp/credits

Teacher: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson

Teacher / In charge/ Examinator: Dr. Magnus Rönn, Ass. prof.

4)  Experiencing Architecture. A phenomenological and neuro-scientific perspective”          

Autumn 2010              Course: AD2EA1 –level 2 (master), 4-5th year students, 7,5 hp/credits

Teacher/In charge: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson

Examinator : Dr. Magnus Rönn, Ass. prof.

5)  Quality issues in Architecture. Architecture, Quality and Assessment

Autumn 2010              Course: 1A5025, 7,5 hp/ credits

Spring 2010                 Course: 1A5025, 7,5 hp/ credits

Teacher: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson

Teacher /In charge/Examinator: Dr. Magnus Rönn, Ass. prof.

6) Evaluating Architecture – theory & method”

Spring 2010                 Course: AD242V, 7,5 hp/ credits

Teacher: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson

Teacher /In charge/Examinator: Dr. Magnus Rönn, Ass. prof.

Literature courses (Level 3, doctoral level) - Dept.  of Psychology, Stockholm university

7) An architectural and environmental psychology perspective on human experience of physical environment

Spring 2011                  Course: SU 308-0447-11, 7,5 hp/ credits

Teacher: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson

Teacher /In charge/Examinator: Dr. Christina Boodin Danielsson, Ass. prof.

Decision:  Pehr Granqvist (2011-09-09)

Teaching in courses (Level 2, master level) outside KTH and SU (in Sweden & abroad)

1)  Design, Behavior & Culture” at the Design Programme, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

2 lectures on the subject of: Office architecture´s influence on well-being in the course.

Autumn 2015   

Teacher: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson

Teacher /In charge/Examinator: Dr. Peter Hecht

2) Work organisation 1(Arbetsorganisation 1) at the Psychology Programme at Karolinska insitutetet (KI), Solna

2 lectures on the subject of: “Physical environment´s importance for health”

Autumn 2011   

Teacher: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson

In charge of course moment: Dr. Arne Lowden

Examinator: Dr. John Axelsson, professor

Teaching and examinator in design studios (Level 2)

1) ”Healing Design Studio”

At the Dept. Design and Environmental Analysis (DEA), School of Human Ecology, Cornell university, USA

 Spring 2015                

Teacher, reviewer: Dr. Christina Bodin Danielsson,

 In charge of design studio/ Examinator: Prof. M. McCuskey Shepley

2)  ”4th  year student at the Architecture programme”

Students´individual design work,

Dept. of Architecture Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

 Spring 2010                

In charge: André van Graan (host during research visit)

PUBLICATIONS (selected):

Articles:

Peer reviewed articles  (scientific international journals)

1.    Otterbring, T, Bodin Danielsson C.& Pareigis. J (2020). "Office Types and Workers’ Cognitive vs.

        Affective Evaluations from a Noise Perspective." J. of Manag. Psychology

2.    Babapour, M., Harder, M., & Bodin Danielsson, C. (2020). Workspace preferences and non-preferences in Activity-based Flexible Offices: Two case studies. Applied Ergonomics, 83(102971), 1-10.

3.    Bodin Danielsson, C. (2019). Shaping Factors - Shaping Contemporary and Future Office Design. Nordic Journal of Achitectural Research, 2.

4.    Bodin Danielsson, C., & Theorell, T. (2019). Office Employees’ Perception of Workspace Contribution: A Gender

      and Office Design Perspective. Environment and Behavior, 51 (9-10), 995–1026.

5.    Bodin Danielsson, C. (2015). Aesthetics versus Function in Office Architecture: Employees’ Perception of the Workplace. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, 2, 11-40.

6.    Bodin Danielsson, C., Bodin, L., Wulff, C., & Theorell, T. (2015). The relation between office type & workplace conflict. Jour. of Env. Psychology, 42

7.    Seddigh, A., Berntson, E. Bodin Danielsson. C., Westerlund, H. (2014), Concentration requirements modify the effect of office type on indicators of health & performance”, Jour. of Env. Psych., Vol. 38

8.    Bodin Danielsson. C., Chungkham, H. S., Wulff, C., Westerlund, H. (2014), ”Office design impact on sick leave rates” Ergonomics, 57(2)

9.    Bodin Danielsson. C. (2013),”An explorative review of the Lean office concept”, Journal of Corporate Real Estate Planning Research, Vol. 15, issue 3/4

10. Bodin Danielsson. C., Wulff, C., Westerlund, H. (2013)”Is perception of leadership influenced by office environment?” Journal of Corporate Real Estate Planning Research, Vol. 15, issue 3/4

11.  Bodin Danielsson, C., & Bodin, L. (2010). Office Design’s Influence on Employees’ Stress Levels. The proceeding of ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Conference on Architectural Research, “The place of Research: The Research of Place”, Washington DC, USA. June 24-26

12.  Bodin Danielsson, C., & Bodin, L. (2009). Difference in satisfaction with office environment among

employees in different office-types. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.26 (3)

13.  Bodin Danielsson, C., & Bodin, L. (2008). Office Type in Relation to Health, Well-being, and Job Satisfaction Among Employees, Environment & Behavior, 40 (5)

14.  Babapour, M., Harder, M., & Bodin Danielsson, C. (2020). Workspace preferences and non-preferences in Activity-based Flexible Offices: Two case studies. Applied Ergonomics, 83(102971), 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2019.102971

15.  Bodin Danielsson, C. (2019). “Shaping Factors - Shaping Contemporary and Future Office Design.” Nordic Journal of Achitectural Research, 2.                

16.  Bodin Danielsson, C., & Theorell, T. (2018). Office Employees’ Perception of Workspace Contribution: A Gender and Office Design Perspective. Environment and Behavior, (online publication), 1–32. doi:10.1177/0013916518759146

17.  Bodin Danielsson , C. (2016). Office type’s Association to Employees’ Welfare - Three Studies WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 54(Special issue: Environmental Design), 779-790. doi:10.3233/WOR-162361

18.  Bodin Danielsson, C. (2015). Aesthetics versus Function in Office Architecture: Employees’ Perception of the Workplace. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, 2, 11-40.

19.  Bodin Danielsson, C., Bodin, L., Wulff, C., & Theorell, T. (2015). The relation between office type and workplace conflict: A gender and noise perspective. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 42, 161-171. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.04.004

20.  Seddigh, A., Berntson, E. Bodin Danielsson. C., Westerlund, H. (2014), “Concentration requirements modify the effect of office type on indicators of health and performance”, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Vol. 38, p.167-174)

21.  Bodin Danielsson. C., Chungkham, H. S., Wulff, C., Westerlund, H. (2014), ”Office design impact on sick leave rates” Ergonomics, 57(2), 139-147. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2013.871064

22.  Bodin Danielsson. C. (2013),”An explorative review of the Lean office concept”, Journal of Corporate Real Estate Planning Research, Vol. 15, issue 3/4 pp.167-180

Peer reviewed books, book chapters and conference proceedings with international coverage (International and Swedish)

Books

  1. Bodin Danielsson , C. (2014, 2nd Ed., 2010,1st Ed.). THE OFFICE-An Explorative Study. Architectural Design's Impact on Health, Job Satisfaction & Well-being. (Doctoral thesis, first published 2010), KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm
  2. Bodin Danielsson, C. (2014). Vad är ett bra kontor? (Eng. What is a good office?). Stockholm, Sweden: Svensk Byggtjänst. ISBN: 9789173336284

Book chapters

  1. Bodin Danielsson, C. (2013). L'impact de la conception architecturale des bureaux sur le confort et le bien-être des employés (Eng. The impact of architectural design offices in the comfort and well-being of employees). Chapter 1 (pp.17-39), In L. Rioux, J. Le Roy, L. Rubens & J. Le Conte (Eds.), Le confort au travail: Que nous apprend la psychologie environnementale? (Eng. Comfort at work: What can we learn from environmental psychology?). Quebec City, Canada: PUL Presses de l´Université de Laval. ISBN: 978-2-7637-1515-5
  2. Bodin Danielsson, C. (2013). Tillämpning av lean inom kontorsdesign (Eng. Applying Lean in Office Design) (pp. 162-189). In P. Sederblad (Ed.), Lean i arbetslivet (Eng. Lean in working life). Stockholm: Liber, Sweden. ISBN: 9789147105601
  3. Bodin Danielsson, C. (2007). Office Experiences. In H. Schifferstein & P. Hekkert (Eds.), Product Experience. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Scientific Publications, Netherlands.

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