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Mr Javier Alvarez Galvez
DAHR
1-19 Torrington Place
London
UK
WC1E 7HB
Appointment
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Applied Health Research
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

I am a social research methodologist –senior research associate with over ten years of research experience- working in the intersection between social and health sciences at Department of Applied Health Research at University College London. My work uses multidisciplinary research methods and data analysis techniques to explain and understand the relationship between social behaviors and health outcomes. I started my career with a FPI Fellowship associated to the Department of Sociology IV (Research Methodology and Communication Theory) at Complutense University of Madrid, where I completed my doctoral thesis that was focused on design of methodological instruments for measuring attitudes towards immigration and social rejection. My initial research interest to study how opinions and social behaviors may affect human wellbeing drove me to the field of health sciences trying to understand how the human action and processes of social interactions are linked with health outcomes. 

Research Summary

I am working as Senior Research Associate in the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London. In this department, I am linked to the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames project, which is aimed to develop innovative research in applied health research and support its implementation for the benefits of patients and population. In this ambitious project I am mainly interested in the theme on “methodological innovations” that is aimed to implement innovative research solutions to increase the social impact of our work. My research line in this multidisciplinary department aims at studying social determinants of health through novel ways of carrying out research and looking for applied solutions to improve health and social wellbeing of population. Within this broad research framework my research work is focused on diverse sub-themes: (1) socioeconomic determinants of health (economic downturns, suicides, welfare state, unemployment and health); (2) health systems and health services evaluation; (3) online social networks, health literacy and e-health; (4) the development of decision support tools for health/social policy making.

Teaching Summary

2013/2016: Lecturer in Multivariate Analysis at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology – Department of Sociology IV (Research Methodology and Communication Theory), Complutense University of Madrid.

2013/2016: Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Techniques for Social Research at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology – Department of Sociology IV (Research Methodology and Communication Theory), Complutense University of Madrid. 

2013/2016: Lecturer in Sociology of Communication at the Faculty of Social Science – Department of Social Science, Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

2013/2014: Lecturer in Statistics at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology – Department of Sociology IV (Research Methodology and Communication Theory), Complutense University of Madrid.

2013/2014: Lecturer in Qualitative Data Analysis at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology – Department of Sociology IV (Research Methodology and Communication Theory), Complutense University of Madrid. 

2011/2013: Lecturer in Basic Sociological Processes in Education. Faculty of Education – Department of Sociology, University of Seville.

2011/2013: Lecturer in Labour and Social Policy and Social Cohesion. Faculty of Work Sciences – Department of Sociology, University of Seville. 

2011/2013: Lecturer in Work and Society in Europe, Master of Work Sciences. Faculty of Work Sciences – Department of Sociology, University of Seville. (Postgraduate teaching)

2011/2012: Lecturer in Research Methods and Techniques at the Faculty of Communication – Department of Sociology, University of Seville. 

2011/2012: Lecturer in Sociology of Education at the Faculty of Education – Department of Sociology, University of Seville.

2009/2010: Lecturer in Introduction to Data Analysis at the faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology – Department of Sociology IV (Research Methodology and Communication Theory), Complutense University of Madrid.

Appointments
17-OCT-2016 Senior Research Associate Applied Health Research University College of London, United Kingdom
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