Department of Organization

PhD fellow

Room: KIL/14.A-4.50b
E-mail: aial.ioa@cbs.dk

Aixa is a PhD Fellow in Innovation Policy at the Department of Organization. She is interested in the intersection of science, technology and innovation; policy-making; and society. Her research examines US national STI strategies, focusing specifically on expertise and knowledges that produce nanotechnology policy. Her research interest include: the governance and organizing of socio-technical systems, the design of innovation policy, organizational strategies in science and technology, organizational behaviour, health policy as well as collaboration and integration in policy development processes.

She is currently member of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), the Science and Democracy Network (SDN), the American Sociological Association (ASA), the International Public Policy Association (IPPA), and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM).

For over a decade Aixa advised governments, legislative bodies and research groups at international and national levels on matters of public policy related to economic development, finance, housing, and health. She also consults with the WHO Regional Office for Europe on child and adolescent health. She holds Bachelor and Master degrees in public policy (University of Chicago, USA).



Primary research areas
  •  Science, technology and innovation (STI) policy
  •  Science and technology studies
  •  Policy   
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BSc in International Business, Organizational Behaviour (LA E19 BINBO1135U)

  • Bachelor projects
  • Master thesis
Other teaching activities
  • Sino-Danish Center (SDC), Science and Innovation Policy course (2020) (Masters level), Lecture on US STI policies
  • MIP Politecnico di Milano, Master in Innovation Research and Technology, Lecture on research policies of global players: EU, US and China


Selected publications
  • Alemán-Díaz AY, Backhaus S, Siebers L, Chukwujama O, Fenski F, Henking CN, Kaminska K, Kuttumuratova A, and Weber MW. Child and adolescent health in Europe: monitoring implementation of policies and provision of services in countries. The Lancet Child and  Adolescent Health. November 2018.
  • Aceves-Martins M, Alemán-Díaz AY, Giralt M, and Sola R. Involving young people in health promotion, research and policy-making: Practical Recommendations. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2018; mzy113. DOI:10.1093/intqhc/mzy113
  • Neville FG, McEachran J, Alemán-Díaz AY, Whitehead RD, Currie DB, Cosma AP, and Currie CE. Trends in the sexual behavior of adolescents in Scotland from 2002 to 2014. International Journal of Public Health 2017 Oct 1;27(5):835-839. DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckx049
  • Elgar F, McKinnon B, Walsh SD, Freeman J, Donnelly PD, Gaspar de Matos M, Gariepy G, Alemán-Díaz AY, Pickett W, Molcho M and Currie CE. Structural determinants of youth bullying and fighting in 79 countries. Journal of Adolescent Health 2015; 57(6), 643-650. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.08.007.
Publications sorted by:
Minhye Park; Sanja Budisavljević; Aixa Aleman-Diaz; Susanne Carai; Katharina Schwarz; Aigul Kuttumuratova; Lei B. Jobe; Vivien Hülsen; Yae Eun Lee; Eileen Scott; Ross Whitehead; Martin W. Weber / Child and Adolescent Health in Europe : Towards Meeting the 2030 Agenda.
In: Journal of Global Health, Vol. 13, 20.1.2023
Journal article > peer review
Ross Whitehead; Eileen Scott; Aixa Aleman-Diaz; Susanne Carai; Martin W. Weber / Adolescent Health in the European Region : Policy Development and the Role of WHO.
In: Wohlbefnden und Gesundheit im Jugendalter: Theoretische Perspektiven, empirische Befunde und Praxisansätze. . ed. /Andreas Heinen; Robin Samuel; Claus Vögele; Helmut Willems. Wiesbaden : Springer VS 2022, p. 703-729
Book chapter > peer review
Margaretha E. de Looze; Christoph Henking; Torbjørn Torsheim; Dorothy B. Currie; Martin W. Weber; Aixa Aleman-Diaz / The Association between MPOWER Tobacco Control Policies and Adolescent Smoking Across 36 Countries : An Ecological Study over Time (2006–2014).
In: International Journal of Drug Policy, Vol. 109, 11.2022
Journal article > peer review
Aixa Aleman-Diaz / Adolescents Taking the Lead : Thematic Background Papers for a Multistakeholder Consultation to Promote Adolescent Well-being in the WHO European Region.
: World Health Organization 2021, 24 p.
Aixa Aleman-Diaz; Signe Vikkelsø; Jane Bjørn Vedel; Alan Irwin; Julia Kirch Kirkegaard; Xiaobai Shen; Xuan Li / National Science and Innovation Policy : Between Curiosity, Market, and Mission .
Abstract from EU-SPRI, 2021
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Outside activities

WHO Regional Office for Europe
June 2019 - December 2021 / 6 hours per week