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Adrian Spiess completed his Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ). Furthermore, he holds a Double Degree Master of Science in Economics and International Policies from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan (ASERI - Graduate School of Economics and International Relations) and the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano. Prior to joining the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, he spent several years working for the Swiss Federal Department of Defense. His main research interests lie in the field of public policy, politics and economics.


Adrian’s research focus is on economics and public policy. Currently he works on rehabilitation policy and economics. This happens in interaction and in the context of World Health Organization’s call for action: Rehabilitation 2030, which has been launched in February 2017. The call aims to respond to the need of health systems worldwide to scale up rehabilitation, the key health strategy of the 21st century. It involves conducting research on rehabilitation policy and economics along the continuum of care and over the life span in Switzerland in light of an international perspective. He collaborates closely with Swiss Paraplegic Research, its SwiSCI studies, the Learning Health System for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) under the auspice of World Health Organization, as well as the ICF Research Branch.