Visiting researchers


The CIECST welcomes researchers from various backgrounds who wish to further their work on occupational health or to develop it. The Chair provides a research framework which encourages exchanges and comparisons across cultures and disciplines, and is likely to foster collaborations between researchers and between research teams. The aim is also to get to know and make known the approaches of international, national and New Aquitaine region researchers in the fields of occupational health and the raising of ethical awareness.

Currently in residence

Coming soon

Silvia Fernández Martínez

University of Santiago de Compostela – Spain

Assistant Professor in Labour Law and Social Security at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). She has been Postdoctoral Researcher in the Area of ​​Labour Law and Social Security at the University of Alcalá (March 2019-February 2021), with a contract funded within the framework of the Research Talent Attraction Program for Community of Madrid Research Groups, and Senior Researcher at Fondazione ADAPT (Italy) (November 2017-February 2019). She holds a PhD in Labour Law from the University of Bergamo (Italy) (2018), with a thesis about the impact of chronic diseases on the labour market from a legal perspective, for which she obtained a scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research of 3 years duration. She is also a member of the Technical Executive Committee of the CIELO Labour Community (2015-present) and of the Cantabria Prevention Chair (2022-present).

May- July 2024

Kirsten Way

University of Queensland, Brisbane- Australia

Dr Kirsten Way is an Associate Professor and Program Director at the Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology at University of Queensland (UQ) where she conducts research on safety regulation, work-related mental health, work design, human factors, and occupational health. Her work focusses on psychosocial hazards both systemically and focally (investigating specific hazards such as conflict, bullying, fatigue, and sexual harassment). Dr. Way is an Organisational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Certified Professional Ergonomist. She has significant industry expertise having worked as the Director of a private consultancy specialising in work health and safety (WHS) and organisational psychology and having held positions for Australian and UK WHS regulatory authorities, including Principal Inspector (Ergonomics), Manager Psychosocial Strategy Unit, and Manager WHS Policy Branch. She has provided expertise to the Australian and UK Governments and, for example, has assisted in the development of the Safe Work Australia Handbook Principles of Good Work Design, NSW’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces Benchmarking Tool and The Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018-2022, as well as numerous WHS jurisdictions’ Psychosocial Regulations and Managing the Risk of Psychosocial Hazards at Work Codes of Practice.

June 2024

Emanuele Dagnino

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Italy

Emanuele Dagnino is a Researcher of Labour Law at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where previously served as Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant.  He holds a PhD in Human Capital Formation and Labour Relations at the University of Bergamo and a Master Degree in Law at the University of Insubria (Como, Italy), both obtained with highest grades and cum laude. His master’s thesis has been awarded with different national prizes.

Expert in labour law, his research focuses on the transformation of work and its effects on labour law in broad sense, making use of a comparative approach. His publications deal with all the different aspects of labour law, from the regulation of the employment relationship and OSH regulation to collective bargaining and industrial relations, from labour market policy to social security.

Since 2019 he has been involved with a coordination and operational research role in public-funded projects dealing with issues related to occupational health and safety and to the social and work integration of workers affected by illnesses and diseases. He is currently involved in a research project titled “LIVEABLE – Labour as a driver of sustainable development” in which he is deepening the policy solutions adopted in different legal systems to deal with the growth of chronic diseases in the world of work.

June- July 2024

Olívia de Quintana Figueiredo Pasqualeto

Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo – Brazil

Professor of Labour Law at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School (São Paulo, Brazil). Senior researcher at the Center for Education and Research in Innovation and Associate Researcher at FGVCidades (Fundação Getúlio Vargas). She was an external consultant for the International Labor Organization. She holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Labour and Social Security Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo. She was a postdoctoral internship at the University of São Paulo, funded by Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). She has experience in the field of Labour Law, Occupational Health and Safety, International Labor Law and Empirical Legal Studies.

July 2024

Miu Shibuta

Hirosaki University – Japan

Associate researcher, Hirosaki University (2021~)

► Education, degree and scholarship:

・2018 Master’s degree at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University. 

By a thesis entitled “Furansu niokeru kigyoukyouyaku no teiketsushutai nikansuru kenkyuu (Study on the actors of negotiation and conclusion of the collective agreement in France at the company level)”

・~ Preparing for thesis defense at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University

・2018-2021 JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences) , ” Research fellowship for young scientists JSPS DC1″

・2023~ member of a research team conducting a “Legal and comparative study of comprehensive health system adapted to women’s physiology” funded by a JSPS fellowship.

►Research topics in Labour law: Collective bargaining, collective agreements, social dialogue at company level.

►Main publications

In Japanese :

・Miu SHIBUTA, ” The referendum as a way of concluding company agreements in France: a study of its legislative record and constitutionality”, Kyudai-Hôgaku No 119 (Kyushu University Journal of Legal Studies)(2020)

・Miu SHIBUTA, ” The unique nature of the right to strike in France “, Kikan-Rôdôhô No 283 (Quarterly review of labour law) (2023)

In French:

・Djauida Séhili, Miu Shibuta and Violaine De Filippis, ” Menstrual leave, a step forward for equality between men and women?” Revue de droit du travail, 2024

March 2024

Yukie Hihara

Yamagata University – Japan

Yukie Hihara is a lecturer of labour and employment law at the University of Yamagata. She holds a LL.B. (2017) and J.D. (2019, with cum laude) from the University of Tokyo. After serving as a research associate at the University of Tokyo (2019-2022), she currently serves as a lecturer at the Yamagata University (2022-present). Her main research interests are bullying, harassment and discrimination at work. She recently published her thesis “Legal Regulation on Sexual Harassment, Discriminatory Harassment and Psychological Harassment at Work: A Comparative Study of France, Canada and Japan (1)-(7)” on Hogaku Kyokai Zassi (“Journal of the Society for Legal Studies”) 140(1), 140(3), 140(5), 140(7), 140(9), 140(11) (2023), 141(1-2) (2024) (in Japanese).

March 2024

Previous research stays

Year 2022

  • 1 – 20 July 2022 : Mirko Antino, University of Complutense – Spain
  • 1 – 31 Octobre 2022 : Nadia Bouldi, University of Lille – France
  • 19 – 21 Octobre 2022 : Michael Rioux, University of Avignon – France

Year 2023

  • 13-17 March 2023 : Peter Andersson, University of Gothenburg– Sweden
  • October – December 2023 :  David Lantarón Barquín, University of Cantabria, Santander – Spain.