Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Gisela Michel)

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Projects of the Health and Social Behaviour Team


Anica holds a BSc in Business Administration issued by SUPSI, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, and a MSc in Communication with major in healthcare communication and management issued by USI, the University of Southern Switzerland. In her master’s degree, Anica studied medical tourism intentions among adults living in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, by applying the Theory of Planned Behavior. During her master’s studies and after having obtained the master’s degree, Anica worked as a research assistant at the USI Institute of Communication and Health (ICH), where she mainly collaborated at the Mediaticino2.0 project, a longitudinal study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) that focuses on the outcomes of mobile media use on the wellbeing of adolescents. Anica started her PhD at the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine of the University of Lucerne in April 2019. She currently works in the team of Prof. Dr. Gisela Michel at the Grandparents Project, a study funded by the SNSF that investigates grandparents’ involvement and psychosocial outcomes when a grandchild is diagnosed with cancer.


- Childhood cancer: family involvement, psychosocial outcomes, and late effects
- Information needs in families of children with cancer
- Quantitative research




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