Her research covers Production and Organizational changes, Workplace learning, Health & Safety and Gender issues mainly in industrial companies. She is originally from the town of Kalix but lives in Luleå since 1985 when she started her Master studies in Industrial design. Following her degree, Abrahamsson worked as a consultant at Ifa AB with production development for companies in the Swedish industry. In 2000 she took her Doctoral degree and was a visiting researcher at University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia during 2001. Abrahamsson has since then worked as Assistant Professor, Associated Professor and since 2006 as a full Professor in Human Work sciences. She is today active in several projects within mining and sustainable development. Abrahamsson is also member of the Swedish Work Environment Authority’s advisory council, board member of FORTE and of the Swedish government’s commission for gender equality in working life.