I am a lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Canterbury Christ Church University. I hold a degree in Jurisprudence ( 4 years education) from the University of Milan – Bicocca. I completed my MSc Health Promotion & Public Health at CCCU and was awarded the David Stears postgraduate prize. Following this, I completed an Master (Italian) in Health Services Management. For my PhD, I explored the effectiveness and transferability, to Italy, of an English model of health promotion which was based on participation in singing groups for older adults.
I have experience of working in a non-profit organisation which focused on developing local health promotion activities for older people. Later, I worked as a research fellow for the Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease at the University of Rome where I worked on projects funded by the European Union. For the Centre for Nursing Culture and Research, I led the proposal to study the Lifestyle, Health and Well-being of Italian Nurses and Student Nurses, and organised subsequent conferences. I am fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
I am member of the Royal Society of Public Health.
Research and knowledge exchange
Health Information in the age of Social Network
Arts and health
Main research interest
Arts and Health
European/ International Health policy development
Teaching and subject expertise
I lead a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules for the BSc Health Studies suite of programmes and MSc Public Health, these include Academic Development, Research Methods and Social Aspects of Health. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
Publications and research outputs
Publications – Selection
E Corvo, W De Caro; A policy comparison of health information and health literacy plans.: Elisabetta Corvo, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2018, cky218.027, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky218.027
W De Caro, L Mitello, E Corvo; Health policy, task shifting and nursing in Italy: a policy analisys: Walter De Caro, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2018, cky214.059, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky214.059
W De Caro, E Corvo; Health information in the age of social networks: Walter De Caro, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2018, cky218.015, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky218.015
De Caro, W., Corvo, E., Sansoni, J. (2017). eHealth Literacy Scale: validation of online version in Italian. Professioni infermieristiche, 70 (Special Issue), 21-24 doi: 10.7429/pi.2017.70SIHL21 - ISSN 0302 0205
Coffey, A., McCarthy, G., O’Mahony A., M Arola., S. Auer., E. Corvo., D. Deimante-Hartmane., U. Gaidys., C Petersen- Ewert., J. Sansoni., Mikkonen, I. (2016) Gerontology: a future career choice in health and social care? Ageing February 9-11
Conference Presentation and Posters – Selection
De Caro W, L. Mitello, E. Corvo (20-23 october 2018) Development and validation of HELIS - Health Literacy & information Scale. Boston University Medical Campus. Health Literacy Research Conference – HARC X – Bethesda Mariland USA
De Caro W, Corvo E., Marucci AR, Giordani M, Mitello M, Sansoni J. (2017) Healthy Lifestyle: Attitudes of Nurses and Nursing Students (Poster)Sigma Tetha Tau International STTI - 44th Biennial Convention Influence Through Action: Advancing Global Health, Nursing, and MidwiferyIndianapolis, Indiana, USA November
De Caro,W., Corvo, E. Building Social Capital: an analysis on Social Networks. Poster International Council of Nurses - ICN Congress "Nurses at the forefront transforming care"Barcelona (Spain) May 2017