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Julià Perez ,Mireia

Political and Social Sciences Department
Postdoctoral Researcher

Short Biosketch

Postdoctoral researcher at the Health Inequalities Research Group- Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-EMCONET, UPF) and adjunct professor at the Department of Political and Social Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). My academic background includes a Bachelor degree in Biology (Universitat de Barcelona), a Master in Biotechnology in Assisted Human Reproduction (Universitat de Valencia), a Master in Occupational Health, and a PhD in Biomedicine: Epidemiology and Public Health (UPF). My main scientific contributions include different papers and publications on Social Determinants of Health, employment conditions (mainly on precarious and informal employment), health inequalities, and stress. I participated in national and international projects as well as conferences. Nowadays, I am co-principal investigator in a competitive project funded by the Government of Spain.

Research Interests

Social Determinants of Health, Health Inequalities, Employment Conditions, Stress, Public Health, Epidemiology.

Appointments and visiting positions 

  • World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Social Determinants on Health, Environmental and Public Health, Geneva, Switzerland. Volunteer researcher, 21/07/17 – 21/08/17 and 15/01/18 – 15/04/18.
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Santiago, Chile. Visiting postdoc researcher, 01/09/17-31/12/17.
  • Health Inequalities Research Group / Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-EMCONET), Social and Political Science Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PhD researcher, 2011-2016.
  • Center for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH), St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Canada. Visiting predoctoral researcher, 10/13-04/14.
  • Center for Research in Occupational Health (CISAL), Department of Experimental and Health Science. Research fellow, 2010/2011.


  • Julià M, Vives A, Tarafa G, Benach J. Changing the way we understand precarious employment and health: precarisation affects the whole salaried population. Safety Science. 2017;100:66-73.
  • Ruiz ME, Vives A, Martínez-Solanas E, Julià M, Benach J. How does informal employment impact population health? Lessons from the Chilean employment conditions survey. Safety Science 2017;100-567-65.
  • Julià M, Ollé-Espluga, Vanroelen C, De Moortel D, Mousaid S, Vinberg S, Puig-Barrachina V, Sánchez E, Muntaner C, Artazcoz L, Benach J. Employment and labor market results for the SOPHIE Project: concepts, analyses and policies. Int J Health Serv 2017; 47(1):18- 39.
  • Julià M, Vanroelen C, Bosmans K, Van Aerden K, Benach J. Precarious employment and employment quality in relation to health and well-being in Europe. Int J Health Serv. 2017; 47(3):389-409.
  • Mousaid S, Huegaerts, K Bosmans K, Julià M, Benach J, Vanroelen C. The quality of work in the Belgian service voucher system. Int J Health Serv 2017; 47(1):40-60.
  • Ng E, Julià M, Muntaner C, O’Campo P. How and why family support policies affect child well-being: A realist scoping review. Community, work & Family 2016; published online.
  • Julià M, Catalina-Romero C, Calvo-Bonacho E, Benavides FG. Exposure to psychosocial risks factors and incidence of occupational injuries: a cohort study. JOEM 2016;58(3):282-6.
  • Julià M, Tarafa G, O’Campo P, Muntaner C, Jódar P, Benach J. Informal Employment in high-income countries public health research: a scoping review. Work 2015; 53(2):347- 56.
  • Benach J, Julià M, Tarafa G, Mir J, Molinero E, Vives A. Multidimensional measurement of precarious employment: social distribution and its association with health in Catalonia (Spain). Gac Sanit 2015; 29(5): 375-378.
  • Julià M, Catalina-Romero C, Calvo-Bonacho E, Benavides FG. The impact of job stress due to the lack of organizational support on occupational Injury. Occup Environ Med 2013; 70: 623-629