Francesco Barbabella

Francesco Barbabella

Researcher, EU-project manager Save contact Download image

I work as Researcher at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences, within the NKA research group, and as EU Project Manager at the Grants and Innovation Office (GIO), Office of External Relations (ER). Furthermore, I am also Associate Researcher at the Centre for Ageing and Life-Course Studies of the Linnaeus University.

My research interests focus on informal care (in particular on young carers and family carers), healthcare services, long-term care, digital health and social policy issues. 

I have been in charge of project development and management for large research and innovation projects funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020/Europe and other programmes. As project manager I have been leading, together with respective principal investigators: the Psychosocial Support for Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing among Adolescent Young Carers in Europe (ME-WE) project (, which aims to develop and test an innovative framework of primary prevention interventions for adolescent young carers; the Predictive Cognitive Maintenance Decision Support System (PreCoM) project (November 2017-February 2021), which aims to deploy and test a predictive cognitive maintenance decision support system.


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