Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi


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Pernille Pedersen

The focus of my research activity is the notions of shame and work-related stress, and the problem of how shame may be decisive in some situations of sick-leave due to stress. I am particularly interested in leadership and how leaders, in cooperation with employees, can work with stress mitigation in a day-to-day practice without imposing a therapeutically task on managers. In the literature there are constant calls for 'greater' or 'stronger' leadership as a means to prevent stress, but what this actually means, how we can evaluate it, and why it is important is unclear and unambiguous. Thus, I am interested in exploring these questions.

I study stress and shame using a qualitative methodology, called “problem-analysis”, which is inspired by Michel Foucault. I have used this approach in empirical analyses of a wide range of private and public enterprises. This approach helps me to focus on real life challenges as they are a central starting point for my research. In my current project, I have developed research-based practical dialogue tools for dealing with shame and stress. Although these tools are still in development, the feedback received so far indicates that it is possible to conduct such dialogues in a workplace without transgressing the private-public boundary, by rendering possible discussions of problems without the problems being conceived as personal.

Primære forskningsområder
  • Exploration of the relation between leadership, stress, and shame
  • Application of research-based proposal for stress-mitigation into leadership practices
  • Development of qualitative methodology “problem analysis” for further research on stress and shame
Curriculum Vitae
Link til denne hjemmeside

Shame, stress and leadership, elective course at HA(psyk.)

Publikationer sorteret efter:
Pernille Steen Pedersen / Det fælles sprog – En oplyst anerkendelsesrejse : Anerkendelsesværktøj 1.
København : Fremfærd 2020, 54 s.
Pernille Steen Pedersen / En oplyst anerkendelsesrejse – et nyt perspektiv på stress
I: Samfundslederskab i Skandinavien, Vol. 35, Nr. 2, 2020, s. 91-104
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Pernille Steen Pedersen / En oplyst anerkendelsesrejse – nyt perspektiv på stress : Anerkendelsesværktøj 2.
København : Fremfærd 2020, 42 s.
Pernille Steen Pedersen / Ledelse, kerneopgave, arbejdsfællesskaber og stress : Forskningsrapport til Fremfærd.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2020, 49 s.
Pernille Steen Pedersen / ”Gør det selv” dialogkort : Anerkendelsesværktøj 3.
København : Fremfærd 2020, 36 s.
Andet bidrag
Pernille Steen Pedersen / Skam æder anerkendelser op : Præsentation af et skjult ledelsesproblem ved stress.
I: Samfundslederskab i Skandinavien, Vol. 34, Nr. 1, 2019, s. 26-41
Tidsskriftartikel > peer review
Pernille Steen Pedersen; Troels Krarup / Foucault og problematiseringsanalyse : En analysemodel.
I: Kvalitative analysemetoder i sundhedsforskning. red. /Frederik Alkier Gildberg; Lise Hounsgaard. Aarhus : Klim 2018, s. 225-243
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Pernille Steen Pedersen; Marius Gudmand-Høyer / Modsatrettede forpligtelser : Skam og stress i arbejdslivet.
I: Erhvervspsykologi, Vol. 15, Nr. 2, 2017, s. 4-19
Pernille Steen Pedersen / Slip stress ud af skammekrogen : Et forsvar for arbejdsfællesskabet.
København : Kristeligt Dagblad A/S 2016, 267 s.
Pernille Steen Pedersen / Udkast til et nyt copingbegreb : En kvalifikation af ledelsesmuligheder for at forebygge sygefravær ved psykiske problemer.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2016, 271 s. (PhD series, Nr. 05-2016)
Flere resultater ...(i alt 11 )
  • GL, 2018: Conference talk
  • Frederiksberg Kommune, 2018: Facilitation of a masterclass
  • Seminarer.dk, 2018: Conference Talk
  • DM, 2018: Workshop
  • Århus Universitet, 2018: Workshop
  • Metropol, 2018: Workshop
  • HK, 2018: Conference talk
  • Helsingør Kommune, 2018: Work shop
  • UCC Syd; 2018: Conference Talk
  • Serviceforbundet, 2018: Conference Talk
  • GL Fyn, 2018: Conference Talk
  • FOA, 2018: Conference Talk
  • SL, 2018: Conference Talk
  • IDA, 2019: Webinar
  • FOA Varde, 2019: Workshop
  • GL,2019: Conference talk
  • BUPL, Presentation of research on a conference, 17/6 2019

  • Konvetum, Presentation of research on a conference, 20/8 2019
  • Kolding Lærerkreds,Presentation of research on a conference, Kolding lærerkreds, 13/11 2020
  • DSR, resentation of research on a conference, 20/11 2020
  • SL, Presentation of research on a conference, 11/1 2020