Research Group
Gender, Life Course and Health
Sofia de Almeida is a Sociologist, PhD, with background in communication. Researcher at Center for Research and Studies in Sociology CIES-Iscte and Senior project manager, coordinator at Gavi, the vaccine alliance. She has developed academic and technical research on migration, refugees women and girls (Cies_Iscte), health-related behavior (UNICEF and Cies), communication and human rights (Ulusofona) with qualitative and quantitative methods. Sofia has been working in Social and Behavior Change, advocacy and communication in international development and emergencies with the United Nations and International NGOs since 2011. A large part of the research involves fostering social and behavior change driven by evidence from the field. Her recent work builds on the intersection of participatory research methods and multistakeholder approach to increase the uptake of health services and intercultural integration. Sofia also developed professional activities as a journalist and manager in the private sector (1997-2010). Research areas: Gender, Children, Migration, Health-related behavior.
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