Meet the Teaching Faculty

of the Lugano Summer School 2020

Our teaching faculty come from over +8 countries, and work in +5 international organizations and +12 universities

Jo-An Atkinson

Associate Professor, Associate Professor / Principal Research Fellow, Central Clinical School & Brain and Mind Centre, Faculty of Medicine & Health, The University of Sydney, Australia; Managing Director, Computer Simulation & Advanced Research Technologies (CSART); Director, Decision Analytics, The Sax Institute

Julie Huibregsten

Social Marketing

ESMA board member

Emiliano Albanese

Università della Svizzera italiana, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences (CH)

Jeff French

Prof. of Social Marketing
Strategic Social Marketing &
ESMA board member


Rowena Merritt

Senior Advisor on Consumer Insights and Social Marketing, Sight & Life

Kaspar Wyss

Professor and Head of Department of Swiss Centre for International Development at the SwissTPH (CH)

Professor Mark Heffernan

Western Sydney University; School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics; Adjunct Professor; Dynamic Operations; CEO; Proton Dynamics; Executive Consultant

Benedetto Saraceno

Director, Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health, NOVA University, Lisbon (PT)

Breda Gavin-Smith

Global Public Health Nutrition Manager, Sight and Life

Pascal Bovet

Professor, University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne (CH)

Bernadette Peterhans

 Head of Unit Postgraduate Professional Training, SwissTPH, (CH)

Axel Hoffmann

Deputy Head of Department Education and Training; Head of Unit, Teaching Technologies and Didactics, SwissTPH, (CH)

Andrew Street

Professor of Health Economics, London School of Economics (UK)

Kalpana Beesabathuni

  Global Lead, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Sight and Life

Nino Kunzli

L. Suzanne Suggs

Professor of Social Marketing, USI

Vice President,  SSPH+ (CH)


ESMA board member

Dr Ante Prodan

Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia; Director, Computer Simulation & Advanced Research Technologies (CSART)