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Dr. phil. Andrea Zumbrunn

Dr. phil. Andrea Zumbrunn

Dr. phil. Andrea Zumbrunn

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience

  • Since 2010: Scientific collaborator at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, School of Social Work

Career milestones

  • 2003-2010: Head of Customer Centre, Swiss Health Observatory, Neuchâtel
  • 1999-2002: Scientific collaborator, Sucht Schweiz (Addiction Switzerland), Lausanne
  • 2001-2002: Co-director of the AZZURRO project, Berne: Development and management of the alcohol-free meeting place of the Blaues Kreuz (Blue Cross)


  • 1999 University studies in social work, social research, social policy
  • Social Work

Main focus

  • Obesity in children and adolescents
  • Social support for behavioural change
  • Psychosocial health in the school and educational context (preschool and school children, adolescents)
  • Prevention and health promotion for children and adolescents in the sports sector
  • Health promotion and urban development
  • Social inequality in health care


  • Teaching: Shared module management and teaching activity in module BA243 "Health promotion and prevention as tasks of social work" in the specialisation Health and Disease
  • Co-director of ResourcenPlus R+, a competence centre of the School of Social Work and the School of Education of the FHNW with two main themes: health at work and school and psychosocial health at school and in an educational context

Publications and projects