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Maillard Isabelle

Sociologist, Postdoctoral fellow

Contact: isabelle.maillard(at)libertysurf.fr



After having followed a Sociology curriculum at the University of Nantes (DEA, 1998) then at Paris V René Descartes (PhD, 2008), Isabelle Maillard completed a postdoctoral degree in Cermes3 (Cesames team, 2011). She has been involved for more than 15 years in research and research-action work related to the changes occurring in the field of prevention and in the health and social fields with a focus on mental health, more particularly for aspects related to public policies and intervention rationales addressing populations described as “vulnerable.” She has carried out various field investigations in highly urbanized territories marked by poverty and the growing precariousness of the living conditions of populations in several cities and départements of the greater Paris area (Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine, and Yvelines) with a methodology combining different tools: qualitative ones (observations, in-depth interviews, focus groups, analysis of the  literature produced by the local actors) and quantitative ones (collection and analysis of statistical data). She is currently working in collaboration with the CCOMS, a center working with the World Health Organization on mental-health research and training, on an interregional program on health mediators, “Médiateurs de santé / Pairs,” funded by the Caisse Nationale de Solidarité pour l'Autonomie (CNSA) and the regional health agencies of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Île-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, and on research projects on mental disability.