Name: Martin PERSSON
Country: Sweden
Degrees: Ph.D., MPH, M.Sc.
Current job title: Professor of Health Sciences
Institution: Kristianstad University
Short autobiography:

Martin Persson is a professor in health sciences at Kristianstad University, Sweden. One of his main research interests is working with individuals with visible differences or negative body image in relation to psychosocial and public health aspects. He has extensive knowledge of working with socially disadvantaged groups across Europe as well as specializing in the methodological and pedagogical development of courses ranging from basic to advance level in psychology, public health and health education.  He has considerable experience in coordinating and managing over 30 international projects and has attracted over €10 million in funding to support activities in psychosocial, health and educational areas. Martin has a Ph.D. in Medicine, Masters Degrees in Public Health and Psychology and over the last 15 years has facilitated a variety of keynotes, lectures, workshops and symposiums for professionals, students and users in his areas of expertise in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.  His research experience over the last 17 years includes epidemiological and population-based studies together with large national multicenter observational and cohort studies.  Martin has also been involved in studies using quantitative and qualitative approaches as well as conducting project evaluations.  

Reason for joining: Chair of the Action
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: 1.How appearance related medical conditions relates to education, vocational training, employment and overall quality of life 2.Evaluation of educational training program, especially in relation to implementation and sustainability 3. Public Health in relation to equality and access to care
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