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Ellen Rosskam, PhD, MPH

Ellen

Dr. Ellen Rosskam, Associate with the Center for Social Epidemiology, is Principal of Rosskam International Development Consulting, Geneva, Switzerland. Ellen is a former Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Work Environment Department, and Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She is a global public health and social protection specialist, and the author of numerous books and scientific publications. Her latest book is “Negotiating and Navigating Global Health: Case studies in global health diplomacy” (2012), (World Scientific/Imperial College, London). She is the author of “Excess Baggage: Leveling the Load and Changing the Workplace” (2007) (New York, Baywood), and co-editor of “Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, cures” (2009) (New York, Baywood). 


PUBLICATIONS

Books

E. Rosskam, and I. Kickbusch (eds.), Negotiating and navigating global health: Case studies in global health diplomacy, World Scientific, Imperial College, London. 2012. Hard cover and paperback.

D. Hill and E. Rosskam (eds.), The Developing world and state education: Neoliberal depredation and egalitarian alternatives, Routledge, New York, 2009. Paperback 2011.

P. Schnall, M. Dobson, E. Rosskam, (eds.), Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, cures, Baywood, New York, 2009. Voted “Best Labor Book Internationally of 2009.” (Also in Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean)

E. Rosskam, Excess Baggage: Leveling the load and changing the workplace, Baywood, New York, 2007.

E. Rosskam (ed.), Winners or losers? Liberalizing public services, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2006.

C. Afford (E. Rosskam and A. Leather, eds.), Corrosive Reform: Failing health systems in Eastern Europe, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2003. Also in Russian.

Monographs and Reports

E. Rosskam, G. Pariyo, S. Hounton, H. Aiga, Midwifery Workforce Management and Innovation, A background document for The State of the World’s Midwifery June 2011. Available at: http://www.unfpa.org/sowmy/resources/docs/background_papers/59_RosskamPariyoHountonAiga_Workfor ceMgmt.PDF.

J. Siegrist, E. Rosskam, S. Leka, Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide in the WHO-European Region: Employment and Working Conditions including Occupation, Unemployment and Migrant Workers, World Health Organization, Copenhagen, 2011.

E. Rosskam, Case Study: International civil aviation industry, contribution to White Paper on Work Organization for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Centers for Disease Control, USA, 2011.

E. Rosskam, G. Pariyo, S. Hounton, H. Aiga, contribution to Midwifery workforce management and innovation in The State of the World’s Midwifery, UNFPA, Geneva, 2011.

E. Rosskam, B. Greiner, J. Siegrist, S.L. Smith, V. McCarthy, N. Wege, L. Zsoldos, M. Mateski, I. Marowsky, G. Mocho Rodriguez, L. Williamson, Stressed and Fatigued on the Ground and in the Sky: Changes from 2000 -2007 in civil aviation workers’ conditions of work. A global study of 116 countries in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Middle East, North America, Latin/South America, and Europe in the post 9/11 era International Transport Workers Federation, London, 2009.

E. Rosskam and A. Leather (eds.), Failing health systems in Eastern Europe (An abridged version of Corrosive reform: Failing health systems in Eastern Europe), Public Services International, Ferney-Voltaire, 2006.

P. Annycke, F. Bonnet, A. Khan, J. Figueiredo, E. Rosskam, G. Standing, L. Zsoldos, Economic security for a better world, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2004. Also in French.

E. Rosskam, A Work security index: Measuring protection to workers’ health, White Paper on Work Organization and Health for California Legislature, Los Angeles, USA, April 2004.

E. Rosskam, Work Security: Re-thinking workers’ health, White Paper on Work Organization and Health for California Legislature, Center for Social Epidemiology, Los Angeles, USA, April 2004.

E. Rosskam, A. Drewczynski, R. Bertolini, Service on the ground: Occupational health of airport check-in workers, International Transport Workers’ Federation, London, 2003.

E. Rosskam, Working at the check-in: Consequences for worker health and management practices, University of Lausanne Press, Lausanne, 2003.

E. Rosskam, A. Drewczynski, R. Bertolini, The Insecurities of service: Airport check-in workers, Socio- Economic Security Papers No. 40, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2003.

Training Manuals

M. Keith, J.Brophy, P. Kirby, E. Rosskam, Barefoot Research: A Workers’ manual for organising on work security, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2002. Also in French, Hungarian, Turkish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Visnayan/Cebuano, Italian, and Spanish.

E. Rosskam, Women moving mountains: Women workers in occupational safety and health, ILO Gender Training Kit, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2000.

E. Rosskam (ed.), Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions, by Kogi, K., Kuorinka, I., et al., International Labor Office, Geneva, 1996 (second edition printed 2011). Also in Arabic, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Russian, Bahasa Indonesian.

E. Rosskam, Your health and safety at work: A collection of modules, International Labor Office, Geneva, 1996, CD ROM version: 1999. Individual booklets include: AIDS & the Workplace; Male/Female Reproductive Health Hazards in the Workplace; Health and Safety for Women/ Children; Using Health & Safety Committees at Work; Ergonomics; Chemicals in the Workplace; Controlling Hazards; Noise at Work; Legislation/Enforcement; Your Body at Work; Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety; Instructor’s Guide to the Modules. Also in French and Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Hindi.

M. Brown, R.Baker, E. Rosskam, (eds), The VDT trainer’s kit: A Complete course on computer terminal health and safety, Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California, Berkeley, 1991.

Book Chapters

E. Rosskam, Contextualizing education liberalization through neoliberal reforms, state governance, and stability of nation-states, The Developing world and state education: Neoliberal depredation and egalitarian alternatives, Routledge, New York, pp. 1-12, 2009.

E. Rosskam, Measuring the protection of workers’ health: A national work security index, Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, and cures, Baywood, New York, pp. 313-329, 2009.

M. Casey and E. Rosskam, Organizing and collaborating to reduce hotel workers’ injuries, Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, and cures, Baywood, New York, pp. 249-266, 2009.

E. Rosskam, Using participatory action research methodology to improve worker health, Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, and cures, Baywood, New York, pp. 211-228, 2009.

R.Antonio, J. Fisher, and E. Rosskam, The MUNI health and safety project: A 26 year union-management research collaboration, Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, and cures, Baywood, New York, pp.229- 248, 2009.

P. Schnall, M. Dobson, E. Rosskam, and P. Landsbergis, Curing unhealthy work, Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, and cures, Baywood, New York, pp. 331-350, 2009.

P. Schnall, D. Gordon, E. Rosskam, and M. Dobson, Beyond the individual: Connecting work environment and health, Unhealthy Work: Causes, consequences, and cures, Baywood, New York, pp. 1-16, 2009.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

I. Zulkarnay and E. Rosskam, Education in post Soviet Russia: Does the federal government have a regional policy for higher education? Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., forthcoming 2011.

M. Afzal, G. Cometto, E. Rosskam, M. Sheikh, The Global Health Workforce Alliance: Increasing the momentum for health workforce development, Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica (Peruvian Journal of Public Health), 28 (2), pp.298-306, 2011.

E. Rosskam, A 21st century approach to assessing the protection of workers’ health, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38 (3), pp. 265–278, 2011.

I. Zulkarnay and E. Rosskam, Collective social rights and their social functions in Russia, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Social Rights, Antalya, Turkey, 2009.

E. Rosskam, Liberalizing education in Turkey: Social disparities and the future of democracy, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Social Rights, Antalya, Turkey, 2009.

E. Rosskam, Participatory action research, Encyclopedia of Epidemiology, Sage Publications, New York, 2008.

E. Rosskam, Who needs gender when you can have sex? New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp.153-162, 2007.

E. Rosskam, Stiff reminders, and regenerating for the future, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 1-6, 2007.

E. Rosskam, Work insecurity, work-related ill health – A global sickness, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 217-219, 2006.

E. Rosskam, Occupational health and ergonomics: International perspectives, Proceedings of the 13th Ergonomics Congress, Bursa, Turkey, 2005.

E. Rosskam, Working at the check-in: Consequences for health, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 221-244, 2005.

E. Rosskam Erin Brokovitch Revisited: Technical assistance for social policy-making and agency, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 107-112, 2005.

E. Rosskam, Musculoskeletal disorders among airport check-in workers: Discovering the unknown, International Commission of Occupational Health, Fifth International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Zurich, July 2004.

E. Rosskam, Airport check-in workers: Management practices and worker health, American Public Health Association, Occupational Safety and Health Section Newsletter, May 2004.

E. Rosskam, Barefoot Research for improving workers’ security, American Public Health Association, Occupational Safety and Health Section Newsletter, May 2004.

E. Rosskam, Stress at work and workers’ health, Swiss Management Magazine, April 2004.

E. Rosskam, Chinese workers never die: Immortality or elusive statistics? New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 14, No. 1, New York, pp.1-2, 2004.

E. Rosskam, Health care facilities in the Ukraine, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 349-351, 2003.

E. Rosskam, Barefoot Research to improve working conditions and workers’ security in developing countries, Proceedings of the International Ergonomics Association, Seoul, pp. 344-347, 2003.

E. Rosskam, Airport check-in work: Consequences for worker health and management practices, Proceedings of the International Ergonomics Association, Seoul, pp. 263-266, 2003.

E. Rosskam, Work security in a global economy, in Balancing Globalization with Social Responsibility: Perspectives on Work Security, Heath, and Environment in the Global Economy, special issue of New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 13, No.1, pp. 19-25, 2003.

E. Rosskam and G. Loos (eds.), Balancing Globalization with Social Responsibility: Perspectives on Work Security, Heath, and Environment in the Global Economy, special issue of New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 13, No.1, 2003.

E. Rosskam, Foreword in Balancing Globalization with Social Responsibility: Perspectives on Work Security, Heath, and Environment in the Global Economy, special issue of New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 13, No.1, p. 1, 2003.

E. Rosskam, No Pills, no bandages, nothing, Focus on the Public Services, Public Services International, Vol. 2, Ferney-Voltaire, pp. 24-25, 2003.

E. Rosskam, Do Swiss managers realise that workers know best? Management Made Swiss, University of Lausanne, School of Management, Lausanne, June, 2003.

E. Rosskam, Check out the check-in: Airport work hazards, Labor Education, Vol. 1, No. 126, International Labor Office, Geneva, pp. 87-91, 2001. Also in Spanish and French.

E. Rosskam, Participatory/problem-based methods and techniques for training in health and safety, New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 215-227, 2001.

E. Rosskam, Training needs for improving the quality of working life in agriculture, Turkish Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Vol. 7, Istanbul, pp. 42-47, 2001.

E. Rosskam, Women work to close the “occupational safety gender gap, World of Work, No. 36, International Labor Office, Geneva, 2000. Also in French, Spanish, Russian, German, Hindi.

E. Rosskam, Women moving mountains: Women workers in occupational safety and health, Women & Environment International Journal, No. 48/49, University of Toronto, Toronto, 2000.

E. Rosskam, Participatory/problem-based methods and techniques for training in health and safety, European Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment, Glasgow, 2000.

E. Rosskam, Book Review: One-eyed science: Occupational health and women workers, by Messing, K., International Labor Review, Vol. 7, No. 4, Geneva, pp. 517-521, 1999. Also in Spanish and French.

E. Rosskam, Meeting the challenge of privatization: Its impact on occupational health and safety, public health and environmental protection, special issue of New Solutions: A Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Policy, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1998.

E. Rosskam, P. Baichoo, Preventing workplace injuries and illnesses through ergonomics, World of Work, No. 21, International Labor Office, Geneva, pp. 5-8, 1997. Also in French, Spanish, Russian, German, Hindi.

E. Rosskam, P. Baichoo, Using ergonomics and Ergonomic checkpoints to improve quality of life, African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, Vol. 7, No. 2, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, pp. 34-35, 1997.

E. Rosskam, Health and safety training for VDT workers: Planning and implementing a model program, Proceedings of the XII World Congress on Occupational Safety and Health, Hamburg, pp. 835-837, 1990.

 

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