Rafael Serrano del Rosal

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    IBC – Social identity, subjective well-being and human behaviour

    Rafael Serrano-del-Rosal is Scientific Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Social Studies – Spanish National Research Council and Doctor of Political Science and Sociology (University of Granada, 1999). In 2017, he took over as Director of the Institute for Advanced Social Studies where he also heads one of the research groups – Social Identity, Subjective Welfare and Behaviour (IBC).

    At the onset of his career, Rafael’s interests were mainly centred on collective action and the representation of interests in contemporary democracies, in particular what is traditionally known as vertical trade unions. Nevertheless, since approximately twenty years ago and following his doctorate, his research has focused on the convergence of three research areas: 1) design, analysis and comprehensive assessment of public policies (mainly related to health and provision of healthcare services), 2) subjective welfare and satisfaction, and 3) sociology of health.

    He is currently involved in two open lines of investigation, together with his colleagues in the Social Identity, Subjective Welfare and Behaviour research group; the first deals with the social dimension of health, while the second looks at the final stage of life and more specifically what has come to be known as end-of-life rights.

    He was a member and adviser to the Commission of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Research Council between 2006 and 2012. He was a founding member and Vice-president of the Andalusian Association of Sociology (integrated in the Spanish Federation of Sociology since 2009) between 2008 and 2012. He is Elected Member of the Federal Assembly of the Spanish Federation of Sociology since 2018 and presides the End-of-Life Research Network (Red_EoL) since 2014. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Internacional de Sociología and regular reviewer for national and international journals. He frequently lectures on masters programmes and expert training courses related to his research interests at the University of Jaen, the National Distance Education University (UNED), the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Málaga University, the International University of Andalusia, as well as specialist institutions such as the Andalusian School of Public Health or the Deusto Business School.



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