Department of Organization

  • People and Organizing (PnO)
Christian Dyrlund
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.95
christian dyrlund

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


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

Bachelor and Master Theses

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; Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen / Seeing Blindness : A Combined Psychodynamic and Interactional Approach to the Study of Ignoring.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 23, No. 1, 4.2023, p. 201-215
Journal article > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Sofie Kauffeldt Hammelsvang; Mikkel Brandt Petersen; Lars L. Andersen; Jeppe Z. N. Ajslev / Implementeringsledelse i forhold til arbejdsmiljøtiltag : Udvikling af et nyt begreb med eksempler fra Sosu-arbejdspladser.
København : Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Arbejdsmiljø 2022, 95 p.
Report > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen / Studying "Normal" Wrongdoing in Interaction : Police Call Centre Work in a Micro-discursive Perspective.
Paper presented at 38th EGOS Colloquium 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
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
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen / Indflydelse i praxis – et perspektiv på vej
In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, Vol. 23, No. 2, 6.2021, p. 39–55
Journal article > peer review
Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen; Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen / Interactional Troubles in Police-Citizen Interactions : Blindness as an Underlying Mechanism in Catagory Work about Danger.
Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Christian Dyrlund Wåhlin-Jacobsen; Elisabeth Naima Mikkelsen / Udviklingen af kynisme fra politistuderende til betjent : Fokus på kynismens delaspekter og arbejdsmæssige faktorer.
In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, Vol. 108, No. 2, 2021, p. 327–342
Journal article > 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
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