CV of Beatrice Annaheim
Expertise/ Research field:
Beatrice Annaheim is an expert in empirical social research, more concretely, health research. Her present main research areas are prisoners’ health, including prescribed medication use as well as illegal drug use among prisoners. In addition, she is experienced in research on psychoactive substances, mainly in research on cannabis use and related problems, in social research on sports and physical activity, as well as in evaluation studies.
At this time (May 2017), Dr. Annaheim has published a total of seven articles, dealing with substance use or physical activity, in peer-reviewed scientific journals, four of which, she was first or single author. Another four articles about prisoners’ health or tobacco prevention are under review in peer-reviewed journals or close to submission. In addition, since the beginning of her research career in 2003, Beatrice Annaheim has written several papers for other scientific journals, a multitude of research reports and reports of evaluation studies, as well as three book chapters.
Since 2005, Beatrice Annaheim is a member of the European Society for Social Drug Research (ESSD).
Stations of work:
After her master’s degree (lic. phil. I) and a professional diploma in social work at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 2003, Beatrice Annaheim got employed as a junior researcher at Addiction Switzerland in Lausanne. She spent nine years at this foundation in addiction research. In parallel, she began doing her PhD on cannabis use and the measurement of related problems at the University of Fribourg in 2007. At the same University she was active in teaching between 2010 and 2013. During her time as a PhD student Beatrice Annaheim has attended two summer schools on social science data analysis at the University of Essex in Colchester (United Kingdom) granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). Having left Addiction Switzerland in 2012, she qualified as a fitness instructor at exersuisse AG and finished her PhD thesis at the University of Fribourg. In 2013 she got her doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) and started working as a postdoc at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics (IBMB) at the University of Basel (Switzerland).