Steering Committee of NRP 83 "Gender Medicine and Health" elected

The Research Council has elected the Steering Committee of international experts who are responsible for the scientific implementation of NRP 83.

The Steering Committee of NRP 83 is composed of academic and practice experts from Switzerland and abroad and chaired by Professor Carole Clair of the University of Lausanne:

Steering Committee members

  • Prof. Dr Carole Clair, Health and Gender Unit, Unisanté, University of Lausanne (President)
  • Prof. Dr Murielle Bochud, Department Epidemiology and Health systems, Unisanté, University of Lausanne
  • Prof. Dr Gabriele Dennert, Faculty of Applied Social Studies, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany
  • Prof. Dr Andreas Gerber-Grote, School of Health Sciences, Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts (ZHAW)
  • Prof. Dr Sabine Oertelt-Prigione, Sex- and gender-sensitive medicine, Radbound University medical centre, The Netherlands, and Medical School OWL, University Bielefeld, Germany
  • Dr Tanja Volm, Hirslanden Institute for Medical Education, and Faculty of health sciences and medicine, University of Lucerne
  • Prof. Dr Susanne Wegener, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich
  • Prof. Dr Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Social Stratification & Gender Diversity in Science, Institute of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (June-September 2023)

The members of the Steering Committee cover the various disciplines and subject areas of NRP 83. They are responsible for the overall process of NRP 83 – from selection of the research projects to the realization of the programme’s final products and for scientific quality assurance. Morgane Pochon, Health Equity Section, Federal Office of Public Health, represents the Federal government in the Steering Committee and plays a key role in ensuring the communication flow between the NRP and the administration.

Mathias Wullum Nielsen has contributed to the initial set-up phase of the NRP and decided to step down from the Steering Committee of NRP 83. The Steering Committee thanks him for his contribution. The nomination process for a successor with relevant subject matter expertise is ongoing.