Leads research projects relating to:

  • Childhood Cancer: aetiological research, incidence and survival and their predictors, long-term outcomes and follow-up care
  • Childhood asthma and wheezing disorders: aetiological research, healthcare research, natural history, phenotype definition and prediction modelling
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD): epidemiological and clinical research; international studies (COST Action BEAT-PCD, ERS taskforces, FP7-BESTCILIA)
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Evaluation of the Swiss Newborn Screening Program
  • Since 2011
    Associate professor in Paediatric Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2008
    Venia docendi in Paediatric Epidemiology (Habilitation), Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2007
    Specialist Registrar (Paediatric Pulmonology), as a subspecialty to FHM Paediatrics
  • 2002 to present
    Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Epidemiology, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2001 - 2002
    Senior Lecturer in Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 1999 - 2001
    Specialist Registrar (Paediatric Pulmonology) University Children’s Clinic, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 1998
    Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health MRCPCH (FMH Paediatrics), Switzerland
    M.Sc. Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • 1994
    MD, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1990 - 1996
    Senior House Officer and Registrar in Paediatrics, Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Pulmonology, Children’s Clinics, St. Gallen (1990, 1992-96), and Delémont (1991)
  • 1990
    Diploma in Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland