Dr Jane Ferrie

Jane Ferrie is a Senior Research Fellow on the Whitehall II study. She joined the department in 1988 as a fieldworker and obtained a PhD in Epidemiology in 1999.

Research interests
Her current research in the department includes the determination and explanation of associations between labour market status and health. The MSc in Social Epidemiology includes a session on this topic, taught by Jane. She is also involved in studies of sickness absence, organisational justice and socioeconomic inequalities in health. In addition she is involved in two ongoing international collaborations; one with researchers from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and the other with researchers at the Institute for Psychosocial Medicine in Stockholm.

Key publications
Vahtera J, Kivimäki M, Pentti J, Linna A, Virtanen M, Virtanen P, Ferrie JE ‘Organisational downsizing, sickness absence and mortality: 10 town prospective cohort study’ BMJ 2004;328:555, doi:10.1136/bmj.37972.496262.0D

Westerlund H, Ferrie JE, Hagberg J, Jeding K, Oxenstierna G, Theorell T. Workplace Expansion - an Overlooked Risk Factor for Long-Term Sickness Absence and Hospital Admission? Lancet 2004;363:1193-1197

Singh-Manoux A, Ferrie JE, Chandola T, Marmot MG. Socioeconomic trajectories and health outcomes in late midlife. Int. J. Epidemiol 2004;33:1-8

Kivimaki M, Ferrie JE, Head J, Shipley M, Vahtera J, Marmot MG. Organisational justice and change in justice as predictors of employee health: the Whitehall II study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2004;58:931-937

Ferrie JE, Kivimaki M, Head J, Shipley M, Vahtera J, Marmot MG. Self-reported sickness absence as a measure of health status: Evidence from the Whitehall II study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2005;62:44-79

Ferrie JE, Shipley MJ, Newman K, Stansfeld SA, and Marmot M. Self-reported job insecurity and health in the Whitehall II study: Potential explanations of the relationship. Soc. Sci. Med 2005;60:1593-1602

Kivimäki M, Head J, Ferrie JE, Hemingway H, Shipley M, Vahtera J, Marmot MG. Working while ill as a risk factor for serious coronary events: the Whitehall II study. AJPH 2005;95:98-102

Singh-Manoux A, Ferrie JE, Lynch JW, Marmot M. ‘The role of cognitive ability (intelligence) in explaining the association between socioeconomic position and health: Evidence from Whitehall II prospective cohort study.’ Am J. Epidemiol 2005;161:831-839

Virtanen P, Vahtera J, Kivimäki M, Liukkonen V, Virtanen M, Ferrie JE. Labor market mobility as a health risk: a four year follow-up study of initially fixed-term employees. Am J. Epidemiol 2005;161:840-846

Ferrie JE, Martikainen P, Shipley MJ, and Marmot M Self-reported household deprivation and coronary heart disease in the Whitehall II study. Int. J. Epidemiol 2005;34:640-648

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