Marco Bardus
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Marco Bardus’ Biography

Dr. Marco Bardus is Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health, and co-director of the Nutrition, Obesity and Related Diseases (NORD) Program at the Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut.

Previously, he worked as Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School, within the Psychology Applied to Health (PAtH) research group, led by Prof. Charles Abraham.

His research is in the field of health communication and is aimed at exploring the use of smartphone and mobile applications, social media, and wearable devices as support for health promotion and behaviour change.

Marco is also interested in research dissemination and science communication through digital PR and media relations. This represents his link with the European Journalism Observatory, a network of institutions aimed at disseminating research on journalism and the global media industry.

To know more about Marco, click here. To learn about Marco’s teaching experience and interests, click here. His academic publications are available here. A complete list of talks and presentations are available on his CV (available upon request). You can follow Marco on Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, Google+, or contact him.

Academic Positions

  • Present1/2016

    Assistant Professor

    Dept. Health Promotion and Community Health, American University of Beirut

  • 4/201611/2015

    Research Fellow

    Psychology Applied to Health Group, University of Exeter Medical School

  • 10/20155/2014

    Post-doctoral Research Associate

    Psychology Applied to Health Group, University of Exeter Medical School

  • 4/20155/2013

    Post-doctoral Researcher

    European Journalism Observatory, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

  • 5/20145/2012

    Post-doctoral Researcher

    BeCHANGE Research Group, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

  • 7/20111/2011

    Visiting PhD Student

    School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

  • 4/20126/2008

    Research Assistant/PhD Student

    Institute of Communication and Health/Institute for Public Communication, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

Education

  • Ph.D. 26/4/2012

    Ph.D. in Communication Sciences (focus on Health Communication)

    Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland

  • M.A. 11/12/2007

    MA in Business Public Relations

    University of Udine, Italy

  • B.A. 12/3/2004

    BA in Public Relations

    University of Udine, Italy

Grants, Honours and Awards

  • 6/2017
    SOTL Funding scheme
    Project: “Enhancing A Service Learning-based Social Marketing Curriculum
    Through Blended Learning – eSLMARK”
    Funded by: American University of Beirut, Scholarship for Teaching and Learning
  • 6/2017
    URB/AUB Funding scheme
    Project: “Can commercial mobile apps for weight management be used in interventions? Bridging the gap between usability, theoretical adherence, and user experience – Part II, WaznApp study”
    Funded by: American University of Beirut, University Review Board (URB)
  • 6/2017
    URB/AUB Funding scheme
    Project: “Can commercial mobile apps for weight management be used in interventions? Bridging the gap between usability, theoretical adherence, and user experience – Part II, WaznApp study”
    Funded by: American University of Beirut, University Review Board (URB)
  • 6/2016
    FHS Startup Fund
    Project: “Efficacy, effectiveness, and impact of eHealth technologies for weight management”
    Funded by: American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)
  • 12/2015
    SNSF Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Grant
    Extension to the project: “Investigating the use of smartphone and Web 2.0 technologies used in behavioural interventions for weight management”. Approved by: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • 12/2013
    SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Grant
  • 5/2013
    Sustainable Development at Universities Programme Grant
    Project:  “USI-SINC (UniversitàdellaSvizzeraitaliana Sustainability Incubator”. Funded by: Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences Role: Co-applicant (main applicant: Prof. L.SuzanneSuggs)
  • 12/2010
    SNSF Grant for prospective researchers
  • 8/2010
    PhD Summer School Grant
    For participating at the 14th FORS Swiss Summer School, Lugano, Switzerland Funded by: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • 1/2005
    Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship
    Project: “Key to Europe (KTEU) III” Funded by: University of Udine, Italy