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Alessandro holds a Ph.D. in Mental Health & Wellbeing obtained at the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College, London. His research interests focus on behaviour change and risk factors for dementia prevention, and his recent work has focused on physical exercise for disease prevention. This area of research aims to promote the uptake and long-term engagement in physical activity and exercise of older people, to slow down motor function deterioration and reduce the risk of falling and hospitalisation. He trained in health policy and research at the World Health Organisation in Geneva where he was involved in the Quality-Rights initiative exploring examples of community-based and recovery-oriented services worldwide.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The social understanding of mental health crisis in dementia, University of Nottingham

1 Sept 201624 Jul 2020

Award Date: 24 Jul 2020


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