Meet the Teaching Faculty

of the SSPH+ Lugano Summer School 2021

Jo-An Occhipinti

Associate Professor, Managing Director, Computer Simulation & Advanced Research Technologies (CSART). Head, Systems Modelling, Simulation & Data Science, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Emiliano Albanese

Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana;            Associate Professor of Public Mental Health and Director, WHO Collaborating Center for research and training in mental health, University of Geneva, Switzerland (CH)

Carmel Williams

Associate Professor University of Adelaide (AUS)                      Director Centre for Health in All Policies Research Translation, Health Translation SA, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Arne Scheuermann

Professor and Head of Institute of Design Research, Bern University of the Arts.

Co-Head of Swiss Center for Design and Health.

Dzmitry Krupchanka

Medical Officer at World Health Organization

Barbara Profeta

Regional health Advisor for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Focal point of the Global Programme Health at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Research Associate at the School of Global Studies of the University of Sussex and at the Institute of Development Studies (Sussex)

Kevin Morisod

Health Policy Advisor, Global Programme Health, SDC, EDA

Claudia Witt

Direktorin Institut für komplementäre und integrative Medizin Universitätsspital Zürich

Benedetto Saraceno

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

Nicole Valentine

Expert from Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinant of Health Department, WHO

Mark Heffernan

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

Nadina Luca

Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Marketing, The York Management School, University of York, York, United Kingdom. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. Chair of the European Social Marketing Association (ESMA) Board

Marta Fadda

Post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute of  Public Health, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana

Rowena Merritt

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

Enrico Pavignani

Freelance public-health practitioner, affiliated to the University of Queensland Brisbane, and to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Christoph Pimmer

learning.lab of the University of applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)

Lisa Wagner

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Developmental Psychology at the University of Zurich

Kaspar Wyss

Deputy director and head of Department, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute associated institute to the University of Basel

Pascal Bovet

Médecin-cadre bénévole (benevolent senior consultant), Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté), Lausanne, Switzerland.                Past head of the NCD section at Unisanté-DESS.                           Past professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Biology, University of Lausanne

Minou Afzali

Professor and Deputy Head of Institute of Design Research, Bern University of the Arts. Coordinator of the interdisciplinary research group Health Care Communication Design HCCD of the Bern University of Applied Sciences

Breda Gavin-Smith

Global Public Health Nutrition Manager, Sight & Life

Adam Skinner

Research Fellow & Senior System Dynamics Modeller, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Stefan Sulzer

Managing Director Swiss Center for Design and Health

Puja Peyden Tshering

 Consumer Insight Specialist, Sigh and Life

Martin Raab

Senior Public Health Specialist (MPH), Swiss TPH                      Head of the Health Technology and Telemedicine Unit (HTTU) of the Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH)

Annette Hitz

Project Manager at Netzwerk Psychische Gesundheit Schweiz (NPG)

Maria Amalia Pesantes

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology Dickinson College, USA. Research Associate at CRONICAS, Centre of Excellence in Chronic Conditions, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Andrew Street

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

Kalpana Beesabathuni

Global Lead, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Sight & Life

Ante Prodan

Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. Director, Computer Simulation & Advanced Research Technologies (CSART). Affiliate Senior Research Fellow, Systems Modelling, Simulation & Data Science, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Axel Hoffmann

Deputy Head of Department Education and Training, Swiss TPH

Bernadette Peterhans

Unit Head Professional Postgraduate Teaching at the Department Education and Training, Swiss TPH

Fabienne Amstad

Head of Program Development at the foundation Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz (Leiterin Programmentwicklung Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz)