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Josephine joined CHESS as a doctoral student in 2016. Prior to this, she worked at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promotion of Health Across the Life-Course between 2013 and 2016 and at the Charité University Medicine Berlin in the Academic Office of the World Health Summit between 2008 and 2010.

Josephine is interested in social and political determinants of health and inequities across the life-course. Her research analyses how environments, social structures and individuals interact in shaping health. In her doctoral project “Critical transitions in life: identifying opportunities for better health outcomes”, she examines how critical life events and social policies translate into long-term health outcomes in the Stockholm Birth Cohort.

2013       Research Master in Social Sciences, Health, Populations and Social Policies, EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

2012       Master in Health and Society as part of the Phoenix Erasmus Mundus Master in Dynamics of Health and Welfare, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden

2008       BSc General Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands


Jackisch, J., Sethi, D., Mitis,  F., Szymañski, T. & Arra, I. (2015). European facts and the Global status report on road safety 2015. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Jackisch, J., Zamaro, G., Green, G., & Huber, M. (2015). Is a healthy city also an age-friendly city?. Health promotion international, 30(suppl 1), i108-i117.

Green, G., Jackisch, J., & Zamaro, G. (2015). Healthy cities as catalysts for caring and supportive environments. Health promotion international, 30(suppl 1), i99-i107.

De Leeuw, E. et al. (2015). Healthy Cities Phase V evaluation: further synthesizing realism. Health promotion international, 30(suppl 1), i118-i125.

Jackisch, J. (2012). Cultivating Well-Being: A study on Community Gardening and Health in Berlin and Paris (Master thesis). Linköping: LiU Electronic Press.