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Elizabeth Eckermann

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors EckermannElizabeth Eckermann, Professor of Medical Sociology at Deakin University (Australia), is a consultant for the World Health Organization and an editor of Health Promotion International. She was Vice-President: Development on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies and was made a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Society (2006). She was a member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; in 2007 she won the Zonta International Outstanding Achievement Award for commitment to the advancement of women’s health in Lao PDR. Her current field research focuses on quality-of-life indicators in Lao PDR and Sabah, Malaysia. Her research grants and publications cover quality-of-life indicators; gender and well-being; maternal health; gender-based violence; and health promotion including the book, Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life: An International Perspective (2014); Living alone and living together: their significance for wellbeing, Global Handbook for Wellbeing and Quality of Life (2015); Elizabeth (Liz) Eckermann: A Pioneer in Gendered Understandings of Quality of Life, Applied Research in Quality of Life (2015); From health impact assessment to quality of life impact assessment, Health Promotion International (2013). E-mail:
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