Joanna Stepien

Joanna Stepien
University of Gdansk | UG · Institute of Geography

PhD

About

19
Publications
804
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
21
Citations
Introduction
I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Socio-Economic Geography at the University of Gdansk. My main research interests concern environmental and social determinants of urban health, healthy urban planning, environmental justice and social equity.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - present
Gdansk University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2016 - present
University of Gdansk
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2012 - January 2016
City Hall of Gdansk
Position
  • Specialist
Education
October 2014 - September 2015
October 2005 - June 2007
Gdansk University of Technology
Field of study
  • European studies

Publications

Publications (19)
Article
Full-text available
Background: During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic (April to May 2020), 6,169 Polish and 939 Italian residents were surveyed with an online questionnaire investigating socio-demographic information and personality traits (first section) as well as attitudes, position, and efficacy perceptions on the impact of lockdown (second section) and v...
Article
Full-text available
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, immigrant status and being a member of the LGBT+ community are all independent factors associated with increased stress levels. Few studies provide more complex analysis on this issue, and there has been no research on the cumulative burden of perceived stress that people belonging to both minoritie...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of the study is to recognize the understanding and implementation of the smart city concept by local governments in the Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area in the north of Poland. Therefore, the authors examined local governments’ interest in “smart” strategy and identified human- and technology-oriented initiatives. In order to achieve t...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of the study was to diagnose the current and projected pace of ageing in the societies of European post-communist countries from the point of view of its being an increasing economic burden on the economically active population. The analysis covered the years 1990–2050. Ageing is already visible and, according to the forecast, the process w...
Article
Full-text available
Background In this study, we analyze the association of social isolation in the first phase of the pandemic with perceived stress among residents of Poland and Italy with a look at how these populations adjust to and comply with implemented regulations, guidelines, and restrictions. Materials and Methods Internet survey with Perceived Stress Scale...
Article
Full-text available
As global communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing emphasis on public health strategies, like implementation of ‘lockdowns’, closure of educational institutions and offices, cancellation of events, and enforcement of social distancing measures to slow the rate of transmission. The main objective of this article is...
Book
Full-text available
Autorzy przyjrzeli się bliżej warunkom życia w Gdyni – mieście, które rokrocznie zajmuje czołowe pozycje wśród najlepszych miast do życia w Polsce. Wyszli z założenia, że usługi społeczne stanowią tę sferę działań samorządu, która na warunki życia rzutuje najsilniej. Nie poprzestali na analizie wskaźników Banku Danych Lokalnych, ale wykorzystali te...
Chapter
Full-text available
Urban green spaces play a significant and varied role for preserving high quality of urban life in increasingly urbanized societies. They provide wide range of advantages that support health and subjective well-being of city residents. In many cases, however, these benefits are not fairly distributed across diverse urban populations. This paper pre...
Book
Full-text available
Mimo że choroby nowotworowe budzą największy strach, a ponad połowa Polaków wskazuje wczesne wykrywanie i leczenie zachorowań za najskuteczniejszą metodę walki z nowotworami, nie obserwuje się prostego przełożenia deklaracji na ich realizację w praktyce. Niniejsza publikacja identyfikuje bariery profilaktyki zdrowotnej o charakterze zarówno przestr...
Article
Full-text available
Demografia może odgrywać kluczową rolę dla lokalnych samorządów w obszarze dostarczania usług publicznych oraz wydatkowania finansów publicznych. Celem artykułu jest odpowiedź na pytanie w jaki sposób zmiany demograficzne na poziomie lokalnym wpływają na finanse samorządów lokalnych i realizację zadań publicznych w Obszarze Metropolitalnym Gdańsk-G...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Projects (5)
Project
The aim of the study is to find out how people perceive the obligation of staying at home during the coronavirus epidemic, the difficulties that accompany home / social isolation, and individual well-being during this period. The results will help to identify the effects of forced social isolation and its impact on people's health and well-being.
Archived project
Celem projektu jest identyfikacja barier odpowiedzialnych za niską realizowalność powszechnych badań cytologicznych w Polsce. Bariery te poszukiwane będą wśród czynników fizycznej (przestrzennej) dostępności opieki ginekologicznej, wiedzy i świadomości zdrowotnej kobiet, ich sytuacji społeczno – ekonomicznej, wzorów komunikacji z lekarzami ginekologami, a także wśród czynników kulturowych (rola wstydu i zażenowania).
Archived project
Opracowanie analiz przydatnych w podjęciu strategicznych decyzji o przyszłości Gdyni dla obszarów mieszkalnictwa, wykluczenia społecznego, zdrowia, opieki, edukacji, rekreacji i kultury.