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UA Professor Carmen Vives, awarded an honorary PhD by Umea University (Sweden)

Most of her research activity focuses on the study of social inequalities in health due to gender, migratory status and ethnicity, and age reasons.

 

Alicante, Wednesday 29 May 2019.

Carmen Vives Cases, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alicante, Vice Dean of Research, Postgraduate Studies and Internationalisation at the Faculty of Health Sciences has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Umeå University Faculty of Medicine (Sweden).

She is a PhD and a graduate in Sociology and has been a University Professor in the area of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alicante since 2018, as well as a member of the Centre for Biomedical Research in the Epidemiology and Public Health Network (CIBER) since its creation in 2006, and Principal Investigator in the projects funded by the National R&D&I Plan and European Projects.

Most of her research activity focuses on the study of social inequalities in health due to gender, migratory status, ethnicity and age reasons. Her dedication to the issue of gender violence from the perspective of public health is worth mentioning, consolidated by her participation and leadership in several national and European projects.

Her dedication to the study of gender violence is precisely what led her to contact the Swedish university, with which she has been collaborating for eight years in different projects and the reason why the Faculty of Medicine has proposed her as an honorary doctor member. The relationship with the Swedish research groups began with a stay of one of the faculty members, who were awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship with Swedish funds and who chose the University of Alicante as the place to carry out her postdoctoral research, led by her interest in the gender perspective. Carmen Vives was her mentor.

From this relationship, a close collaboration was created with several research projects and with lecturers in PhD and Master's degrees of both universities. The proposal of the Faculty of Medicine of the Swedish university began a year and a half ago and the inauguration ceremony will take place on 19 October 2019 at Umeå University in Sweden.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Carmen Vives has more than one hundred scientific publications of recognised quality with two six-year research activity periods accredited by the Spanish Committee for Research Activity Assessment (2003-2008 and 2009-2014, respectively).

She has also contributed to several projects linked to the University of Alicante WHO Collaborating Centre on Social Inclusion and Health and is a member of the working group on  Femicide across Europe COST Action, a transnational cooperation network for the study of an approach to femicide in Europe.

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