Ute Bültmann is an internationally active researcher on working conditions and health, with a special focus on mental health, work functioning and the prevention of work disability. Trained in health sciences and epidemiology she has accumulated rich scientific expertise in this field, having worked for several years in the Danish National Research Centre for the Work Environment before her appointment to Full Professor of Work and Health from a life-course perspective at the University of Groningen.
Johannes Siegrist is a medical sociologist with a long-standing research career in occupational health sciences, in particular the role of psychosocial stress at work for health and disease. A former Professor at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, he has been granted a Senior Professorship by this University. Additionally, through his collaboration with the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation, he is currently involved in research on return to work among persons with disability.