Researchers in the social sciences examine health research

Researchers in the social sciences examine health research

Members of the NCCR LIVES are involved in a symposium organized by the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences on June 14, 2013 at the University of Freiburg under the title: "Health Research. Perspectives in social sciences. "

The objectives of the conference are as follows:

  • Demonstrate the specific and innovative contribution made by the social sciences in the field of health research
  • Present and discuss the central concepts of dynamic health research oriented towards living quality and the structure of everyday life, including identification of their consequences and implications as well as associated methodological challenges
  • Develop new, forward-looking fields of research which have previously seen little study
  • Provide momentum for a research agenda creating new focal points and consolidation of expertise
  • Establish networks between participants spread across numerous disciplines and institutions
  • Help with the institutional integration of social science health research

The preparatory group is composed of Claudine Burton-Jeangros (University of Geneva, head of NCCR LIVES IP10), Céline Schmid-Botkine (FORS), Peter Farago (FORS, member of NCCR LIVES IP15), Dominique Joye (University of Lausanne, head of NCCR LIVES IP15), Mike Martin (University of Zurich), Julie Page (ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences), Martine Stoffel (SAGW, Bern), Markus Zürcher (SAGW, Bern).

The director of the NCCR LIVES, Dario Spini, will give a plenary lecture entitled "Vulnerability and resilience in life - knowledge and implications for research and practice," and the head of IP2, Claudio Bolzman, will participate in workshop II "Vulnerability and resilience in the life course".