Lilian Negura

Full professor


Professor Negura, Professor, Social Work Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa (; former Director of the Social Sciences of Health Interventions Research Group (SSHIRG2014-2017,, an interdisciplinary research group that brings together scholars from the social sciences and health who work in the field of social intervention in health. Since 2010, he initiated the partnership between the Ph.D. program in social work at the University of Ottawa and the European Ph.D. in Social Representation and Communication at La Sapienza University. Between January 2016 and January 2018, he was also the Associate Director of the Cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale (University of Liège, Belgium).

His field of expertise encompasses health and work issues from the theoretical perspective of social representations. His research interests include the role of social representations in the relationship between health professionals and users of social services, as well as the representational dimension of changes in the world of work.

As a principal investigator or co-investigator of research projects funded by CIHR, SSHRC and other granting agencies, Lilian Negura considers it a priority to publish his research results in national or international peer-reviewed journals. He has produced more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific contributions (articles, chapters, books, conferences, etc.) since the beginning of his career. He has published in international journals such as The British Journal of Social Work, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, International Social Work, Cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale, Déviance et Société, Sociologies, Journal of Psychology, Special Pedagogy, Social Work (PSPSW), as well as in Canadian journals such as the Canadian Journal of Social Work, the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Linguistic Minorities and Societies, Recherches Sociographiques, etc. One of his texts published in Sociologies, the journal of the International Association of French-speaking Sociologists, was, according to Google Scholar, the most cited article in 2018 in this prestigious international journal. His works were published in Canada, as well as in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain and Romania. He has also given interviews or published editorials in mass-media: Radio-Canada/CBC (Canada), La Presse (Canada), Le Monde (France), Radio Liberty (USA), Libertatea (Romania) and Journal de Chisinau (Moldova).

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