Anne-Linda Camerini, Ph.D., is Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at USI Università della Svizzera italiana. She is also affiliated with the Institute of Public Health.
Before her activities at USI, Anne-Linda Camerini studied Communication and Media Sciences at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) and the Università degli Studi di Urbino (Italy). She gained experience in applied media research and consultancy in the United Kingdom.
Between 2009 and 2013, she has conducted her PhD studies in the field of Health Communication at USI, followed by a postdoc at the same university.
Anne-Linda Camerini's research focuses on new media in the life of youth and on health promotion and prevention. She has published in highly recognised international journals. She is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Health Communication and, together with Kathrin Karsay from the University of Leuven and Jörg Matthes from the University of Vienna, she is Guest Editor of the Special Issue on "Covid-19, Digital Media, and Health" in the International Journal of Communication.
Anne-Linda Camerini has taught in English, German, and Italian at the Bachelor, Master, and Executive Master level at the Università della Svizzera italiana, University of Zurich, and the University of Applied Sciences of Italian-speaking Switzerland and Zurich.
Anne-Linda Camerini's research focuses on two areas:
1. New media and well-being among youth
- MEDIATICINO2.0 is a longitudinal study on the impact of new media use on the well-being of adolescents in Canton Ticino; funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
- Digital Lives is an experimental study on the perceptions of smartphone-mediated communication among young adults in Canton Ticino; funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
- Children, COVID-19 and the media is an international survey among 9 to 13 year-old children to investigate the challenges children have to face in the Corona crisis 2020; coordinated by the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI)
2. Health promotion and prevention
- Corona Immunitas Ticino, part of the national Corona Immunitas initiative, is an epidemiological study with the aim to measure the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the general population in Canton Ticino. The study combines longitudinal survey data and seroprevalence data in a representative sample of the population starting from the age of 5; funded by SSPH+ and USI-SUPSI COVID-19 funds. See also https://www.corona-immunitas-ticino.ch/
- #iorestoacasa ai tempi del Coronavirus is a study on the impact of the obligation to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic on habits and the psycho-physical health of adolescents and young adults in Italy and Canton Ticino; funded by Ethica Data.
- VATI-M is a study on the motivations to adhere to official recommendations by Canton Ticino on the MMR vaccination.
- HELPER is a study on the role of health literacy in the management of chronic pain, with a specific attention to the interplay with the use of new technologies; funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
- Health Promotion Switzerland includes a number of projects on nutrition and physical activity among the general population in Switzerland; funded by Health Promotion Switzerland.