Early Stage Researcher

Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht (Netherlands)
Epidemiology, Mental Health, Health inequalitites
Research interests
Social Epidemiology, Health Inequalitites, Social Determinants of Health
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Niklas Hlubek, MSc

Reducing health inequalities through addressing social determinants of health should be central to social policies


I am from Germany and have an academic background in psychology. After completing my Bachelors at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Max-Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf. I then completed a Master’s degree in Psychological Research from the University of Edinburgh where I specialized in the field of health outcomes in relation to social inequalities and policy research and processes. Afterwards I obtained a Master’s in Social Policy and Public Health from Utrecht University and worked as a Policy Assistant at a European NGO in Brussels, expanding my knowledge of policy and intervention processes to apply those in the field of public health.


In my SURREAL project I aim to combine my knowledge from previous experiences to analyze the impact of environmental exposure on health outcomes and improve our understanding of inequality issues in health. I am passionate about interdisciplinary research that aims to build an evidence-based foundation to inform and shape policies.

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