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Dr Elisabetta Corvo

Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health and Academic Lead Quality and Standards

School of Allied and Public Health Professions and Graduate College

Elisabetta is 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 n 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. I am also part of Higher Education Academy.

I am Course Director of the MSc Global Public. I lead a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules for the BSc Health Studies of programmes and MSc Global Public Health. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. I am supervising Master by Research student.

I am leading the Public Health and Well Being Observatory within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care. Special interest: health literacy, community development, arts and health

Ongoing research

  • Health Information in the age of Social Network
  • Health literacy
  • Arts and health

Main research interest

  • Community Development/Social Capital
  • Social Justice
  • Health Literacy
  • Arts and Health

Research Projects

  • Tracking the Timeline and Societal Impact of Inequality Between Autistics And Non-Autistics in the United Kingdom From the 19th Century To The Current Day. Researcher(s): Mrs JOYCE COOMBERSEWELL. Supervisor(s): Dr Elisabetta Corvo, Professor Douglas MacInnes, Professor Susan Millns. [Postgraduate Research Project (past)]

Selected conference presentations and posters

  • 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 Maryland 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
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