Health Promotion Switzerland

Jacqueline De Puy

Jacqueline De Puy



Starting in 1993, I developed an expertise in research on couple violence prevention. In this capacity, I have carried out research and prevention projects as well as teaching assignments (University of Applied Science - Social work; Master in criminology, University of Lausanne) 2003-2008 : I held research and teaching positions in 2 higher education institutions, with a focus on mental health (Fribourg University of Applied Sciences-Social Work) and professional identity (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training). Sinc nov. 2008 I work on research projects at the Lausanne University Hospital : health at work after 50; workplace violence; intimate partner violence victims and their children. Since April 2016 I hold the position of Senior researcher at the Violence Medical Unit, Center of Legal Medicine, University Hospital, Lausanne

    • Centre universitaire romand de médecine légale
    • Unité de médecine des violences
    • 44, rue du Bugnon
    • 1011 Lausanne
    • Switzerland


violence and abuse prevention; vulnerabilities and violence; adversity and resilience


Conducting research projects and developing evidence-based prevention/health promotion projects

Education and further education

MA equivalent in sociology (licence); Certificate in development studies; PhD in social work and social policies;

Spoken languages

français, anglais, allemand, espagnol, italien

Methodological focus

Participatory approaches, Empirical research, Health promotion, Prevention, Gender perspective

Thematic focus

Violence, Mental health, Protection and rights, Accidents


Hospitals, Workplace/enterprise, Living environment, Not setting-oriented

Target groups

Managers/executives, Employees in enterprises, Politicians/lobbyists, Other target group, Parents, Persons with migration background, Pregnant women, General population, Professionals Public Health, Students/trainees/apprentices

Target groups: age

Older adults (50-64), Young adults (18-29), Middle-aged adults (30-49), Infants and small children (0-5), Schoolchildren (6-11), Youths (12-17), Elderly (65-79), Aged (80+)

Target groups: gender

Both sexes

Qualification in Health promotion/Prevention

Further training courses, PhD


German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Last modification: 04 November, 2013 09:27