Professor of Health Sciences with a focus in Health Communication   

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T +41 41 229 56 33 room 1.B12



Sara Rubinelli holds a degree in Classics and Philosophy from the Catholic University of Milan (I) and a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) in the areas of argumentation theory, persuasion and rhetoric. Since September 2009 she is Scientific Coordinator of the Human Functioning Unit at Swiss Paraplegic Research (CH) and leads there the Person-Centered Healthcare Group. In September 2012 she became Assistant Professor in Health Sciences with a focus in health communication at the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine of the University of Lucerne (CH). Since September 2016 she is President-elect of the European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) and holds the scientific direction of the Observatory for Research and Practice of Medical Humanities of the Fondazione Sasso Corbaro (CH).


Curriculum Vitae Sara Rubinelli


Her research interests circle around theories of health and healthcare; theories and practice of communication in health; person-centered healthcare; strategic and professional communication with a focus on rhetoric and argumentation theory; argument effects and persuasion; health advertising; semiotics; technology-enhanced health communication; critical thinking and communication skills in academic and professional curricula development. 


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