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Gloria Macassa

Research presentation

Gloria Macassa


Research subject: Public Health Science

Licensed Medical Doctor; Professor of Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Associate Professor in Public Health Sciences (MIUN); Associate Professor in Social Medicine (KI).


  • Food Security and Health Equity (FSH Project)/2018-2024. The project is part of five year SIDA program and aims to study the relationship between food insecurity and chronic diseases; the role of food choice on health outcomes, climate change impact on food security and policy in food security and health. Partners: Eduardo Mondlane University, Uppsala University, Chalmers, University of Lund and Mid-Sweden University (Sweden); University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), Nova Medical School (Portugal) and University of Warwick (UK).
  • CSR, Responsible leadership and sustainable human resources management for stakeholders health and well-being in low-middle and high income countries (CSR-RLESH Project)/2018-2024. The project aims to investigate the impact of CSR strategies, Responsible Leadership and SHRM on internal and external stakeholders health promotion in developed and developing countries. Partners: Mid-Sweden University, University of Malta, Stockholm University, Eduardo Mondlane University.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Health Promotion (SESHP)/2018-2024). The project examines the role of social enterprises in health promotion in a context of sustainable development. Partners: Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Structural/Interpersonal Violence and Disparities in Health Outcomes (SIV-DipHE)-2021-2024. The project main objective is to understand how structural violence contribute to disparities in health outcomes. Also, the project will attempt to investigate syndemics of violence, structural violence and inter-personal violence impact inequalities in health and wellbeing. Partners: University of Porto, UEM.
  • Social and Environmental Sustainability and Health Equity (SESUHE)-2022-2025. The project is aimed to study how social and environmental sustainability and climate change impact on health inequities (especially urban health inequities) in low-, middle- and high-income countries using mixed methods. Also, the spatial distribution of commons in urban environments and their influence on health will be studied. Partners: Eduardo Mondlane University, and Loughborough University, University of Porto.

Past projects

EU-ABUEL (2008-2010); EU-PROMO (2008-2010); EU-Dove (2009-2013); ChildSA (2012-2015); GHOLDH (2012-2017); CAHI (2014-2019), Erasmus+ REVAMP (2019-2020).



Lindert, J., Soares, J., Csöff, R., Barros, H., Torres-Gonzalez, F., Ioannidi-Kapolou, E., Lamura, G., de Dios Luna, J., Macassa, G., Melchiorre, M. & Stankunas, M. (2013). Gewalt und Gesundheit bei älteren Menschen in Europa. Ludwigsburg: Schriften der Evangelischen Hochschule, Ludwigsburg im Verlag der Evangelischen Gesellschaft Babd 13. 134 p. [More information]
Soares, J., Barros, H., Torres-Gonzales, F., Ioannidi-Kapolou, E., Lamura, G., Lindert, J., Dios Luna, J., Macassa, G., Melchiorre, M. & Stankūnas, M. (2010). Abuse and Health Among Elderly in Europe. Kaunas: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Press. 127 p. [More information]

Doctoral thesis

Macassa, G. (2004). Poverty and health in different contexts. Social inequalities in child mortality in Mozambique and 19th century Stockholm. Diss. , 2004Stockholm University&Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet. Health Equity Studies, no 4. [More information]

Book chapters

Macassa, G., Tomaselli, G. & Soares, J. (2022). Responsible Leadership Behaviour as a Determinant of Stakeholders' Health and Well-Being: A Review and Conceptual Framework. Research Anthology on Changing Dynamics of Diversity and Safety in the Workforce. IGI Global. P. 1693-1714. 10.4018/978-1-6684-2405-6.ch083 [More information]
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