Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    Bachelor in sociology, University of Geneva

  • 1994
    Master in Health promotion, University of Cardiff

  • 1996
    Master in Sociology, University of Geneva

  • 2001
    Phd in Sociology, University of Geneva

Selected publications

  • Burton-Jeangros C, Cavalli S, Gouilhers S, Hammer R (2013) Between tolerable uncertainty and unacceptable risks: How health professionals and pregnant women think about the probabilities generated by prenatal screening, Health, Risk and Society, doi:10.1080/13698575.2013.771737

  • Burton-Jeangros C (2011) Surveillance of risks in everyday life: the agency of pregnant women and its limitations, Social Theory and Health 9, pp. 419-436.

  • Gouabault E, Burton-Jeangros C (2010) L'ambivalence des relations humain-animal. Une analyse socio-anthropologique du monde contemporain, Sociologie et Sociétés 42(1), pp. 299-324.

  • Burton-Jeangros C, Widmer E (2009) Social inequalities in a life course perspective, introduction to the special issue : cumulative and compensatory effects over the life course, Swiss Journal of Sociology 35(2), pp. 183-192.

  • Burton-Jeangros C, Grosse C, November V (éds.) (2007) Face au risque, Genève, Georg, L'Equinoxe.

  • Burton-Jeangros C (2004) Cultures familiales du risque, Paris, Anthropos.

  • Burton-Jeangros C (2002) Risques et incertitude: Stratégies de familles suisses face à la crise de la vache folle, Revue Suisse de Sociologie 28(3), pp. 403-423.

  • Maeder C, Burton-Jeangros C, Haour-Knipe M. (éds.) (1999) Santé, médecine et société. Contributions à la sociologie de la santé, Zürich, Seismo.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Organizing, communicating, and costing in risk governance: Learning lessons from the H1N1 pandemic, funded by the Swiss national science foundation, co-applicant, main applicant: Profesor Mathilde Bourrier, since 2013

  • Women's views on cervical cancer screening. A qualitative study of barriers to screening and HPV self-sampling acceptability, funded by Swiss Research against Cancer, main applicant, 2012 – 2013

  • Health trajectories and life transitions. A life-course approach to health vulnerability, project of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Overcoming vulnerability: life course perspectives", funded by Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research, since 2011

  • Information and risk management in pregnancy follow-up: the legal land sociological context of the doctor-patient relationship, project funded by the Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research, co-applicant, main applicant: Professor Dominique Manaï, Law School, University of Geneva, 2008 – 2010

  • Representations of animal in the Swiss information media, project funded by the Swiss veterinary Office, Bern, main applicant, in collaboration with Professor Annik Dubied, 2007 – 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the editorial committee of the Swiss Journal of Sociology, since 2007

  • Ad personam member of the board of the Swiss Academy of Human and Social Sciences (ASSH/SAGW), since 2012

  • Member of the board of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS), since 2011

  • Member of the board of the Swiss Sociological Association, 2006 – 2012

  • Member of the board of the Swiss committee for health sociology, since 2006; formerly president of the committee, 1995 – 2006

  • Member of the scientific board of the Swiss HIV Cohort Study, since 2010


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