12 September 2012

About us

The BeCHANGE Research Group is part of the Institute for Public Communication (ICP), Faculty of Communication Sciences at the UniversitĂ  della Svizzera italiana (aka: University of Lugano), Switzerland.

BeCHANGE conducts Social Marketing research, one of the five core areas of the ICP. We focus on behavior change. What causes behaviors? What changes behaviors? How can we communicate more effectively so policies, environment, communities and individuals can adopt sustainable behaviors? We examine these questions through a social marketing framework and specialize in communication delivered through ICT. All research is based on existing evidence, formative and community based participatory research methods. The primary focus of our work is on health related behaviors, but we also examine behaviors related to environment, consumption and other sustainability issues.

 

 

We are BeCHANGE

Prof. Dr. L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD
Director
Natalie Rangelov
Doctoral Student, Project Manager of FAN, Manager of all,
Dr. Sara della Bella
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Dr. Andreas Schmeil
Co-Director of SINC (the Sustainability Incubator)

 

We’ve been @BeCHANGE

  • Giorgio Ratti – MSc, Project Assistant in Persuasive Technology
  • Fanny Colaz – Project Manager of “Tap it up”
  • Hazique Gul Memon – Project Digital Manager and Assistant of “Tap it up”
  • Maria Lagomarsino – MSc, Research Assistant
  • Aurora Occa, MSc – Research assistant
  • Elena Libotte, MSc – Research Assistant / Intern (August 2014-December 2014)
  • Marco Bardus, PhD – Postdoctoral research fellow
  • Samira Blank – Intern
  • Olga Radchuk, PhD – Research assistant
  • Lucia Aguirre Sanchez, MA – Research assistant
  • Mallely Rangel Garcia, BA – Intern (October 2010 – December 2012)
  • Nicola Casappa, BS – Intern (March 2012 – June 2012 )
  • Muharem Rusiti, BS – Intern (February 2012 – May 2012 )
  • Elena Caretti Jimenez Valdes, MS – Intern (March 2012)
  • Dominic Wettstein, MS – Collaborator (2009-2012)
  • Alice Licata, BS – Intern (June 2011 – December 2011)
  • Alessandro Vanoni, BS – Research Assistant (July 2011 – September 2011)
  • Sepideh Dianat, MS – Intern (July 2010 – September 2011)
  • Karel Pochobradsky, BS – Intern (June 2011 – August 2011)
  • Javier Andres Araoz Alborta, BS – Research Assistant (May 2011 – August 2011)
  • Dr. Carolina Gross, PhD – Postdoctoral research fellow (May 2009 – August 2011)
  • Christopher Horstkamp, BS – Research Assistant (April 2011 – July 2011)
  • Sarah Mantwill, BS – Intern (October 2010 – December 2010)
  • Vera Lill, BS – Intern (October 2010 – December 2010)
  • Drilona Gega, BS – Intern (October 2010 – December 2010)
  • Giulia Ceccoli, BS – Intern (March 2010 – July 2010)
  • Anna Szczogryn, BS – Intern, Research Assistant (September 2009 – June 2010)
  • Joel Lehmann, MA – PhD Student, Research Assistant (November 2008 – May 2009)