Francesca Ramondetti, Pavia/Italy


I’m a medical doctor specializing in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the Department of Public Health and Neurosciences at the University of Pavia, Italy. I’m personally involved in health promotion activities in primary schools and active member of the SHE (Schools for Health in Europe) Research Group,  coordinated by the Research Programme for Health and Environmental Education at the Danish School of Education, University of Aarhus and NIGZ as WHO Collaborating Centre for School Health Promotion.

ISECN/IUHPE involvement:

I’ve been engaged in ISECN since February 2010. I’ve been editorial assistant for Views on Health Promotion On Line forum since September 2010.

Research interest:

I have a strong research interest in social determinants of health and health equity, and I’ll be focusing my specialization thesis upon this topic.  That’s why I’m going to UCL, London, to join the Marmot Review team for three months next September. I have a background both in western medicine and traditional chinese medicine.


I live in Pavia, an ancient university town situated 40 km away in the south of Milan.  I’m married and I love  travelling together with my husband and friends. Besides I include singing in a choir, playing the piano and reading among my favourite activities.

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