Faculty Profile

Astrid Marie Richardsen

Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Astrid M. Richardsen is professor of Organizational Psychology and Head of the Department of Leadership and Organization Management. She is also Associate Dean of MSc in Leadership and Organizational Psychology.

Her research activities are in the area of Occupational Health Psychology, focusing on work stress and health, burnout and engagement. Most recently she has been involved in research on work motivation, passion for work and consequences of incivility in the workplace. She has also done work in the area of women in management and diversity.

Richardsen has published in journals such as Human Relations; Work and Stress; Anxiety, Stress and Coping; International Journal of Stress Management; Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Richardsen teaches Master of Science, Bachelor, and Executive programs in Stress and Stress Management and HRM.

Research areas
Occupational Health Psychology (Stress, burnout, work engagement, workplace incivility, diversity, stress management).
Organizational Behavior (motivation, passion for work). 

Teaching areas
Stress and stress management.
Human Resource Management

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
1986 McGill University Ph.D.
1977 University of Regina B.A.
1986 McGill University Ph.D.
1977 University of Regina B.A.
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2001 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
1992 - 2001 University of Tromsø Associate Professor
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