Anne-Linda Camerini, Ph.D., is Scientific Researcher and Lecturer at the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society at USI Università della Svizzera italiana, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2013.
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 working as Project Manager at TelevisionResearchPartnership in the United Kingdom.
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. In 2018, she was the Chair of the ECREA pre-conference Children and Adolescents in a Mobile Media World. She is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Health Communication and reviewer for the European Research Agency and numerous scientific journals in her research field.
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.
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; financed 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; financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
2. Health promotion and prevention
- #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; financed 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; financed 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; financed by Health Promotion Switzerland.