The HSSPR Seminar Series: Healthy Offices: Exploring the Salutogenic Approach in the Context of Office Design

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Speaker: Melina Forooraghi

Melina Forooraghi, is a researcher and consultant specializing in workplace design. Recently, she earned her PhD from Chalmers University of Technology, where her research centered on exploring the link between the physical office environment and perceived health i.e., the salutogenic perspective. Currently, she is involved in conducting post-occupancy evaluations of activity-based flexible offices in the governmental service buildings located in West Sweden.

Associated Readings: 

  • Forooraghi, M., Cobaleda-Cordero, A., & Babapour Chafi, M. (2022). A healthy office and healthy employees: a longitudinal case study with a salutogenic perspective in the context of the physical office environment. Building Research & Information, 50(1-2), 134-151.
  • Ruohomäki, V., Lahtinen, M., & Reijula, K. (2015). Salutogenic and user-centred approach for workplace design. Intelligent Buildings International, 7(4), 184-197.
  • Chafi, M. B., Harder, M., & Danielsson, C. B. (2020). Workspace preferences and non-preferences in Activity-based Flexible Offices: Two case studies. Applied ergonomics, 83, 102971.

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