Jacques Wels holds a doctorate in sociology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He specialises in what he calls "social epidemiology", and is a qualified researcher in political and social sciences.

Jacques Wels


The aim of the UHealth project is to assess the relationship between the presence of trade unions and workers' health. The project takes into account a broad definition of trade unions and examines several health indicators, including physical health, mental health and well-being. Three research modules will be set up with data from various countries (Germany, South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan and Belgium) and themes. UHealth aims to provide researchers and policy makers with evidence to tackle health inequalities.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant  agreement No GA101117370).
Created on March 30, 2023