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Branka Gabric

Dr. Branka Gabric
Research Associate – Mission and Health

Offenbacher Landstraße 224
60599 Frankfurt am Main


Room: L  (Lindenbau)


Phone: +49 69 6061-704

Fax: +49 69 6061-777



Research focus

Ethics of childhood
Ethics and human development in academic education
Mission of the Church in Times of Public Health

Language skills






1989 Born in Subotica (Serbia)
2008 – 2013 Studied philosophy and theology at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University/Catholic Theological Faculty in Djakovo/Croatia
2013 – 2015 Licentiate in Moral Theology (Bioethics) at the Academy Alfonsiana / Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Italy
2015 – 2020 Doctorate in Moral Theology at the Academy Alfonsiana / Pontifical University Lateran Rome, Italy
2016 Postgraduate course: Bioethics and the Beginning of Life at the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities (Istituto di Bioetica e Medical Humanities IbioMedH) / Faculty of Medicine and Surgery “A. Gemelli” in Rome, Italy.
2015 – 2017 Courses in Psychology: Psychology of Development, Psychobiology, Neuroscience, Psychopathology of Development at the Faculty of Education / Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, Italy.
2017 Postgraduate Course: Multidisciplinary Approach to Maternity and Perinatal Psychopathology at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery “A. Gemelli”, in Rome, Italy
2018 Postgraduate Course: Bioethics and Medical Professions (Bioetica e professioni di cura) at the Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities / Faculty of Medicine and Surgery “A. Gemelli” in Rome, Italy
2019 International Summer Course in Bioethics: “Bioethics, Public Health, and Infectious Global Health Threats” at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy
2020 Internship at the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, Italy
2020 Lecturer in Moral Theology at the Catechetical Theological Institute of the Diocese of Subotica, Serbia
Since Sept. 2020 Research Associate at the Institute for World Church and Mission (Research Area: Mission and Health)

Gabric Branka, Le droit à la santé des personnes atteintes de maladies chroniques à l’heure de la pandémie (The Right to Health and the Persons with Chronic Diseases in the Time of the Pandemic), Revue D Éthique et de Théologie Morale (2022/HS) 145-157.


Gabric Branka, Damjanovic-Barisic Darija, Church’s Promotion of the Public Health in the Southern Parts of the Nineteenth-Century Century Austro–Hungarian Empire, Studies in Church History 58 (2022) 284-305.


Gabric Branka, I primi mille giorni di vita, Aracne, Roma 2022.

Gabric Branka, Virtues in Academic Life. A Different View on Doctoral Student–Professor Academic Relationship, Through Years and Denominations, Alexandra Miko-Prem (ed.), Debrecen 2022, 279-295.


Gabric Branka, Die Heilungsmission der katholischen Kirche und die gesundheitlichen Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts (The Healing Mission of the Catholic Church and the Health Challenges of the 21st Century), Diakonia 3 (2021) 170-176.


Gabric Branka, L’infanzia nella teologia contemporanea (Infancy in contemporary theology), Anthropotes 37 (2021) 159-182.


Gabric Branka, Why doctoral research? An ethical reflection on motivation, Volume of the 10th Jubilee Conference of Junior Theologians and Doctoral Students, Kiss Gabor (ed.) Budapest 2020, 166-180.


Gabric Branka, I primi mille giorni di vita. Lo sviluppo psico-fisico della persona dal concepimento alla prima infanzia. Premesse antropologiche per una riflessione etica. Pars dissertationis ad Doctoratum in Theologia Morali consequendu, Academia Alfonsiana, Romae 2020.