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Research presentation

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).



Tahir, N., Macassa, G., Naseer, R., Durani, M. & Hashmi, W. (2011). Causes of Fire Emergencies managed by Rescue 1122 in Punjab, Pakistan. [More information]
Macassa, G., Walander, A. & Hiswåls, A. (2013). Living in the Municipality of Gävle : Report on the Gävle Household, Labour Market Dynamics and Health Outcomes Survey - Wave 1. Gävle: Gävle University Press. 78 p. [More information]
Macassa, G. (2018). Can Geographic Information Systems Help us to Better Understand Inequalities in Health Outcomes in the Era of Sustainable Development?. Gävle: Gävle. 11 p. (Working paper 58) External link [More information]
Macassa, G., Salvador, E. & da Cruz Francisco, J. (2018). Food Insecurity in Mozambique : What Do We Know? And what Can Be Done?. Gävle: Gävle University Press. 5 p. (Working paper 59) External link [More information]
Morelli, A., Rashid, M., Hiswåls, A. & Macassa, G. (2020). Mapping Social Enterprises in Gävleborg County, Sweden, 2020 : The Social Enterprises for Sustainable Health Promotion Project (SESHP). Gävle: 7 p. (Working paper 61) External link [More information]
Macassa, G., Rashid, M. & Morelli, A. (2020). Social Entrepreneurship, Population Health, and Wellbeing in the Swedish Welfare Context : Opportunities and Challenges. Gävle: Gävle University Press. 7 p. (Working paper 60) External link [More information]
Macassa, G., McGrath, C. & Soares, J. (2023). Violence as an object of teaching, research, and prevention practices, at the nexus between public health, social work, criminology, and psychology. Gävle: Gävle University Press. 20 p. (Working paper 67) External link [More information]
Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Magnus Isaksson Updated: 2022-08-15
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