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Anne-Linda Camerini


Anne-Linda Camerini (Frisch) is Scientific Researcher and Lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Sciences (USI, Switzerland), where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2013. Since 2018, Dr. Camerini is the Principal Investigator of the projects MEDIATICINO 2.0: Blessing or curse?: Smartphones in the life of adolescents and Digital Lives: What does smartphone-mediated communication feel like?, both funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Before her activities at USI, Dr. Camerini studied Communication and Media Sciences, Intercultural Business Communication, English Literature, and Italian Linguistics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) and at the Università degli Studi di Urbino (Italy). She gained experience in applied media research and consultancy working as Project Manager at TelevisionResearchPartnership in the United Kingdom.

Since the beginning of her doctoral studies, Dr. Camerini has conducted empirical studies on the role of health literacy in disease management and prevention as well as health promotion, with special interest in the interplay between health literacy and access to and the use of new technologies (eHealth).

Since obtaining her Ph.D., Dr. Camerini has concentrated her research on the role of new media in the cognitive, psychological, physical, and social development of youth and young adults. Applying advanced statistical methods, she studies media effects and media selection phenomena with a focus on digital and mobile media.

In 2015, Dr. Camerini collaborated in the organisation of the 3rd convention of the newly founded Health Communication Division within the DGPuK. Together with Ramona Ludolph and Fabia Rothenfluh, she edited the book Gesundheitskommunikation im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis (Health Communication: Tensions between Theory and Practice) with scientific contributions from the convention.

In 2018, Dr. Camerini was the Chair of the ECREA pre-conference Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World. She is co-editor of the Special Issue Media literacy as intergenerational project: skills, norms, and mediation in MediaEducation.

She is an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Health Communication.

Dr. 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 Zurich University of Applied Sciences.


health communication, media and child well-being, health literacy, eHealth, quantitative research methods in social sciences, longitudinal studies