The Planetary Health Alliance
Anneliese Depoux is co-director of the Centre Virchow-Villermé in Paris. She holds a doctorate in Information and Communications Sciences from the University of Paris Sorbonne-CELSA. Her area of interest is mainly climate change and communication.
With Stefanie Schütte she initiated an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to the studies of how to communicate Climate Change & Health: 4CHealth. This research group aims to investigate the communication of climate change and health among scientists, policymakers, and the public.
Due to her areas of expertise she became a member of the project “Lancet Countdown Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change”, an international, multi-disciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and experts across the world. It aims to track a number of aspects of the interaction between social and environmental systems, including the health impacts of climate change, health resilience and adaptation, health co-benefits of mitigation, finance and economics associated with health and climate change and political as well as public engagement and change.
Through the activities of the CVV MOOC factory, she also took part in several research projects dedicated to MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and how to utilize MOOCs in order to convey knowledge.
Due to her areas of expertise she took part in a MOOC called “In the footsteps of Zika: approaching the unknown”, which is dedicated to the Zika phenomenon. She gave two lectures: i) “Popular involvement and raising of public awareness”; ii) “Prevention and popular education parts of the public sphere: various types of commitments”
She is currently a research fellow at the GRIPIC (the laboratory in Information and Communications Sciences of CELSA) and a Communication and Information sciences teacher at the Université Paris 13.