Chiara Lenza

Chiara Lenza

Senior lecturer
Department of Health and Caring Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
43126, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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I am a senior lecturer at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences.

I enjoy a transdisciplinary profile developed through different kind of education, research and broad professional experiences in various countries (Italy, Brazil, Bolivia, Libya, Sweden) and contexts (UN agencies, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, NGOs, diplomatic missions, Universities, Region Kalmar).

I hold a master’s degree in “International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs” from University of Bologna, Italy and a Ph.D. in “Humanistic Intercultural Studies” from University of Bergamo.

I was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies at Stockholm University in 2016 and an affiliated researcher during 2017 and 2018.

I was Post Doc in health and caring science at Nationellt Kompetenscentrum Anhöriga (Nka), researching on the intercultural perspective in family support.

My research and education interests focus on cultural diversity, indigenous knowledge, health of ethnic minorities, health inequalities, intercultural competence in healthcare and intercultural health.


I teach both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

At graduate levels I mainly teach at the international, two-year Health Science, Master Programme, 120 credits.

I am the course coordinator of the “Health, Human Rights and Global Justice” course and of the “Transdisciplinary perspectives on Human Health” course. As well as, I teach in other courses in the Program and supervise master thesis.

At graduate level I also coordinate two on distance courses on “Global Health” and “Gender Perspective on Global Health Ethics”.

I had previous teaching experiences at Kristianstad University (on-distance summer course on "Diversity management") and at the Catholic University of La Paz, Bolivia (course for public officers on European Union).


Article in journal (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)