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Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger is a scientist, teacher, and writer internationally recognized for her work and publications in different areas of public health including policy, gender, ageing, technology, human rights, and ethics. She holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Geneva with a specific focus on health. She is one of the main scientists and only woman in the Public Health Medical School of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva, which she joined a decade ago after working for the Swiss and Geneva government on health policy and research.
United Nations: She is currently involved in different collaborative projects with the World Health Organisation, such as the International Health Regulation on health management in emergency situations, the Evidence-Policy Network and the Ethics aspects of the social determinants of health. She also worked with the UNEP on environmental health after the Gulf War and with ILO on the psycho-social health aspects at work. She is also an expert in different EU research projects on health.
Publications: She has published several books and more than 100 scientific articles, policy papers, and governmental or UN reports. The latest three books were on ageing (with UNECE) and on ethical case study teaching material (with WHO and Harvard University) and on biotechnology and anti-ageing medicine presenting a 3-year international study on new trends and evidence for the Swiss Federal Department of education and innovation and TA-Swiss (technological assessment Switzerland).
With the Geneva Committee on Ageing and GINA, she has been a leader in bringing the human rights of older persons to the forefront of the United Nations agenda since 1999. For her commitment to ageing issues, she received an award from the UN Secretary-General in New York in 1999 and 10 years later was nominated as one of the 100 Swiss personalities of the year.
- Ethics and Morality
- Gender Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Law and Public Policy
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
Research Group or Laboratory:
- European FP7 - Social Determinants of Health Network
- Gold, D., Caborn, J., Murthy, P., Stuckelberger A. et al. (2005). Minimizing stress. Education material for Module on Management and Leadership Development Programme. Publication: International Labour Office. Geneva: United Nations.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2008). Anti-ageing medicine: Myths and chances, results of a global and national study for the Swiss confederation innovation and technology department, the Swiss Medical Academy of Science and the Center for Technological Assessment (www.ta-swiss.ch). Zurich, Switzerland: ETH Verlag.
- Stuckelberger A., & Vikat A. (Eds). (2008). A society for all ages: Challenges and opportunities. United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Geneva and New York: United Nations.
- Andrews, G. R., Sidorenko, A. V., Gutman, G., Gray, J. E., Anisimov, V. N., Bezrukov, V. V., Botev, N., Davidovich, M., Fernandez-Ballesteros, R., Hoskins, I., Goodwin, J., Kirkwood, T. B. L., Knipscheer, K., Lomranz, J., Nies, H., Nizamuddin, M., Stuckelberger, A., Topinkova, E., Troisi, J., & Walker, A. (2006). Research on ageing: Priorities for the European region: Report on the UN research agenda on ageing for the 21st Century for Europe. Advances in Gerontology, 18, 7-14.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2011). Is human ageing setting the stage for prejudices or transhuman medicine? Bioethica Forum, Swiss Journal of Biomedical Ethics, 2, 57-59.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2002). Population ageing & world peace. Empowering future generations. Older persons role and responsibility. Journal of Psycho-Social Intervention, Special Issue for the United Nations World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid, 29-75.
- Zimmermann, E., Stückelberger, A., & Meyer, P. C. (2006). Effects of cumulative disadvantage and disruptive life events on the physical and mental health of individuals between the ages of 50-74 years: Analysis from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP). Swiss Journal of Sociology, 32(3), 527-555.
- Michel J.-P., Stuckelberger A., & Grab, B. (1993). Developments and research on aging: Switzerland. In E. B. Palmore (Ed.), An international handbook of aging. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2010). Why the life course approach to gender empowerment is important? In UNOSAGI and Qatar Foundation (Eds.), Promoting empowerment of women in Arab countries (pp. 40-58). New York: United Nations Office of Special Adviser on Gender Issues (UNOSAGI).
- Stuckelberger, A. (2008). Transgenerational and demographic powers shaping our world. In M. Raich and S. L. Dolan (Eds.), "Beyond! Business and Society in Transformation." Identifying key issues towards a sustainable future (Ch. 2, pp. 36-38). New York: Palgrave McMillan.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2007). Human and family development: The importance and value of older persons for the family and future generations. In S. Loveless et al. (Eds.), The family in the new millennium: Protecting the natural and fundamental group unit of society (Vol. 2). Praeger Publishing.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2005). Public Health Assessment Report 2004-2005: Anaylzing the consequence of the 2nd Gulf War on Kuwait and the United Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. UN Compensation Commission, Post-Conflict Unit, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Office Geneva.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2005). Transgenerational perspective on conflict and violence prevention. In F. L. Denmark, U. Gielen, H. H. Krauss, E. Midlarsky and R. Wesner (Eds.), Violence in schools: Cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives. New York: Springer.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2002). Health promotion for older people in the European Union: From proven strategies to guidelines for policy makers. Report on Health and Care Management for Older People (pp. 11-16). ERA European Forum on Population Ageing Research: WHO and European Commission Project.
- Stuckelberger, A. (2002). Review of European and international mental health policies. Report for the Swiss Federal Government, Swiss National Health Policy. Bern: OFAS.
- Stuckelberger, A., Abraham, D., & Chastonay, P. (2012). Age discrimination as a source of exclusion in Europe: State of the art and need for a human rights plan for older persons. In N. Keating (Eds.), Exclusion-inclusion in later life. United Kingdom: The Policy Press.
- Stuckelberger, A., & Höpflinger, F. (2000). Swiss National Research Programme on Aging, Swiss National Science Foundation. Main results and findings of a decade of research on ageing. Bern: SNSF.
- Stuckelberger A., & Wanner, Ph. (2005). European family care – EUROFAMCARE, National Background Report for Switzerland, European Commission: Bruxelles.
- WHO. (2009). Casebook on ethical issues in international health research. In R. Cash, D. Wikler, A. Saxena, A. Capron (Eds.), With the collaboration of A. Stuckelberger and Ph. Chastonay. Joint University of Geneva and WHO publication with the support of RUIG-GIAN. Geneva: Publication WHO.
- Anti-Ageing Medicine
- Emergency Management Under IHR
- From Population Ageing to Individual Ageing
- Health Systems
- Human Rights, Ethics and Age Discrimination
- Life Course Approach to Gender Empowerment
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