Department of Organization

Christian Dyrlund
Assistant professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.99

Most of my previous research has been on interventions to improve workplace health and well-being. In my dissertation, I studied decision-making processes in participatory health and well-being workshops in the workplace with a focus on how social dynamics between employees and managers shape the agreements that are reached and how participatory decision-making is potentially delicate for the participants in a number of ways.

Relatedly, I also study how leadership arises in interaction from a conversation analytic and ethnomethodological perspective. In the next years, I will be working on a project on how members of the police view victims of crime and approach their interactions with the victims.

Primary research areas

•    Employee participation
•    Health and well-being interventions
•    Leadership
•    Conversation analysis and discursive psychology


Administrative tasks

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Work and Leadership Psychology (HA Psyk)
  • Social Psychology (HA Psyk)
  • Academic Internship (CM Psyk)

Bachelor and Master Theses

Other teaching activities

Selected publications

•    Wåhlin-Jacobsen CD (2020): Open or Closed? A Social Interaction Perspective on Line Managers’ Reactions to Employee Voice. Management Communication Quarterly 34(1), 32-57

•    Wåhlin-Jacobsen CD, Abildgaard JS (2019): Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches? Deontics and epistemics in discussions of health and well-being in participatory workplace settings. Discourse & Communication, 14(1), 44-64

•    Abildgaard JS, Nielsen K, Wåhlin-Jacobsen CD, Maltesen T, Christensen KB, & Holtermann A (2019): ’Same, but different’—A mixed methods realist evaluation of a cluster-randomised controlled participatory organisational intervention. Human Relations, Online First

•    Wåhlin-Jacobsen CD (2019): The terms of “becoming empowered”: How ascriptions and negotiations of employee identities shape the outcomes of workplace voice activities. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 35(3), 101059.

•    Gupta N, Wåhlin-Jacobsen CD, Abildgaard JS, Henriksen LN, Nielsen K & Holtermann A (2018): Effectiveness of a participatory physical and psychosocial intervention to balance the demands and resources of industrial workers: A cluster-randomized controlled trial.   Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 44(1), 58–68


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Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Magnus Larsson / From Connecting Leaders to Connecting Leadership : A Study of Interaction.
In: The Connecting Leader: Serving Concurrently as a Leader and a Follower. . ed. /Zahira Jaser. Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing 2021, p. 155-190 (Leadership Horizons)
Book chapter > peer review
Jeppe Z. N. Ajslev; Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Mikkel Brandt; Jeppe L. Møller; Lars L. Andersen / Losing Face from Engagement : An Overlooked Risk in the Implementation of Participatory Organisational Health and Safety Initiatives in the Construction Industry.
In: Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 38, No. 9, 9.2020, p. 824-839
Journal article > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Johan Simonsen Abildgaard / Only the Wearer Knows Where the Shoe Pinches? Deontics and Epistemics in Discussions of Health and Well-being in Participatory Workplace Settings
In: Discourse and Communication, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2.2020, p. 44-64
Journal article > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen / Open or Closed? : A Social Interaction Perspective on Line Managers' Reactions to Employee Voice.
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2.2020, p. 32-57
Journal article > peer review
Esben Langager Olsen; Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Johan Simonsen Abildgaard / Reconceptualizing Job Control in Participatory Interventions : Collective Sensemaking as a Missing Link.
In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 10, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 3-23
Journal article > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen / The Terms of “Becoming Empowered” : How Ascriptions and Negotiations of Employee Identities Shape the Outcomes of Workplace Voice Activities.
In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 35, No. 3, 9.2019
Journal article > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen / Constructing Change Initiatives in Workplace Voice Activities : Studies from a Social Interaction Perspective.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2018, 263 p. (PhD series, No. 40.2018)
Ph.D. thesis
Nidhi Gupta; Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Johan Simonsen Abildgaard; Louise Nøhr Henriksen; Karina Nielsen; Andreas Holtermann / Effectiveness of a Participatory Physical and Psychosocial Intervention to Balance the Demands and Resources of Industrial Workers : A Clusterrandomized Controlled Trial.
In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2018, p. 58-68
Journal article > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen / Valid and Taken Seriously? : A New Approach to Evaluating Kaizen-inspired (and Other) Intervention Tools.
In: Organizational Interventions for Health and Well-being: A Handbook for Evidence-based Practice. . ed. /Karina Nielsen; Andrew Noblet. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 89-112
Book chapter > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen / Becoming an Empowered Employee : Negotiating Collective Identification(s) in Formal Voice Arrangement Interactions.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
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