Carmella Fernandes Da Rocha- Puleoto



Study of the determinants of intersectoral collaboration in school health promotion in New Caledonia

Under the direction of Didier Jourdan.


This work will focus on the analysis of the mechanisms of elaboration of the actors' networks in the implementation of a health promoting device in schools. For this, a theoretical framework is necessary to understand the process of change and the effects of a program. The sociology of translation allows us to respond to the research objectives in a less vertical approach (no top down) through a process of (re)negotiation between the different actors and the construction of socio-technical networks.
The analysis of the interactions and dynamics of problematization at each level will allow us to observe the translation processes at work. In line with the work of Lindegaard Nordin et al. (2019) on the process of double translation, an analysis of actor networks will contribute to knowledge on program implementation.
The mixed methods research protocol will be a convergent QUAN + QUAL type in the sense of Creswell and Plano Clark (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2007) in order to combine the strengths of its 2 approaches and obtain a comprehensive view of the study topic. The first step of this study will be to establish the types of collaboration that exist between education, health, and local stakeholders through an analysis of the density of interconnections and the establishment of an evolutionary mapping related to the different territories. The objective is to identify explanatory elements for the construction of formal and informal networks. The second stage will focus on the analysis of the determinants of intersectoral collaboration in school health promotion through statistical and content analyses.
This work will contribute to the knowledge of the mechanisms at work in intersectoral collaboration in school health promotion. It will provide explanatory elements on the effects of intersectoral collaboration in the implementation of health promotion programs.


Host organization

Chaire Unesco Global Health &Education



Academic background 

  • 2020 : Master's degree in public health (University of Clermont Auvergne)

Professional background

  • Depuis 2020 : Public health nurse in charge of health promotion in schools (Vice rectorat of Noumea, New Caledonia)
  • 2009 - 2018 : School nurse (Academy of New Caledonia)
  • 1995 -2009 : Hospital nurse (Gaston Bourret Hospital of Noumea - New Caledonia)