Dr Evi Germeni

  • Lecturer in Qualitative Methods for Health Research (Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment)

Biography

Evi is a Lecturer in Qualitative Methods for Health Research at the University of Glasgow and also leads the Incorporating Perspectives and Experiences (IPE) research programme within the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) group. She has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Communication and Media Studies, and a PhD in Health Communication.

Over the last fifteen years, Evi has conducted both primary qualitative research and qualitative evidence syntheses across a range of clinical areas. Before joining the University of Glasgow, she was a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Advanced Postdoctoral Research Fellow, based first at the Institute of Health Research of the University of Exeter Medical School, and then at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. In this role, she worked collaboratively on a methodological project that sought to address key challenges in qualitative health research.

She previously held positions at the Institute of Communication and Health of the University of Lugano (Switzerland), where she served as Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Qualitative Research Methods in Health Communication, and the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology, and Medical Statistics of the Athens University Medical School (Greece), where she was a Scientific Collaborator and Coordinator of several EU-funded research projects.

Evi has an active interest in patient and public involvement in research and is a member of the HTAi Interest Group for Patient and Citizen Involvement. She also serves as a reviewer for more than ten international scientific journals, including Qualitative Health Research, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, BMJ Open, and BMC Medical Research Methodology.

Research interests

  • Personal experience of illness
  • Health information seeking and decision making
  • Acceptability of complex health technologies
  • Cross-sectional and longitudinal qualitative research
  • Systematic reviews and qualitative evidence synthesis

Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2021

Rana, D. , Westrop, S., Germeni, E. , Mcgarty, A. , Ells, L., Lally, P., McEwan, M., Melville, C. , Harris, L. and Wu, O. (2021) Understanding the effectiveness and underlying mechanisms of lifestyle modification interventions in adults with learning disabilities: Protocol for a mixed-methods systematic review. Systematic Reviews, (Accepted for Publication)

Germeni, E. , Garside, R., Frost, J., Rogers, M. and Britten, N. (2021) Can a meta-ethnography be updated by different reviewers? Reflections from a recent update. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, (Accepted for Publication)

Moss, J. G. et al. (2021) Central venous access devices for the delivery of systemic anticancer therapy (CAVA): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 398(10298), pp. 403-415. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00766-2) (PMID:34297997)

Wu, O. et al. (2021) Venous access devices for the delivery of long-term chemotherapy: the CAVA three-arm RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 25(47), (doi: 10.3310/hta25470)

2020

McMeekin, N., Wu, O. , Germeni, E. and Briggs, A. (2020) How methodological frameworks are being developed: evidence from a scoping review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 20, 173. (doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01061-4) (PMID:32605535) (PMCID:PMC7325096)

Broadis, E., Chokotho, T., Mackay, D. and Germeni, E. (2020) First aid management of paediatric burn and scald injuries in Southern Malawi: a mixed methods study. Burns, 46(3), pp. 727-736. (doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2019.08.015) (PMID:31732221)

2019

Ryan, C., Hesselgreaves, H., Wu, O. , Moss, J. G., Paul, J. , Dixon-Hughes, J. and Germeni, E. (2019) Patient acceptability of three different central venous access devices for the delivery of systemic anticancer therapy: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 9(7), e026077. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026077) (PMID:31292176) (PMCID:PMC6624052)

Lalloo, D., Macdonald, E. , Vargas-Prada Figueroa, S., Germeni, E. and McIntosh, E. (2019) The Value of Occupational Health Research: History, Evolution and Way Forward. Project Report. Society of Occupational Medicine, London.

Darawsheh, B. and Germeni, E. (2019) Implementing health technology assessment in Kuwait: a qualitative study of perceived barriers and facilitators. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 35(6), pp. 422-426. (doi: 10.1017/S0266462319000710) (PMID:31771676)

2018

Germeni, E. , Frost, J., Garside, R., Rogers, M., Valderas, J. M. and Britten, N. (2018) Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography. British Journal of General Practice, 68(674), e633-e645. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X697889) (PMID:29914880)

Germeni, E. , Vallini, I., Bianchetti, M. G. and Schulz, P. J. (2018) Reconstructing normality following the diagnosis of a childhood chronic disease: does “rare” make a difference? European Journal of Pediatrics, 177(4), pp. 489-495. (doi: 10.1007/s00431-017-3085-7) (PMID:29335841)

2016

Rothenfluh, F., Germeni, E. and Schulz, P. J. (2016) Consumer decision-making based on review websites: are there differences between choosing a hotel and choosing a physician? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6), e129. (doi: 10.2196/jmir.5580) (PMID:27311623) (PMCID:4929347)

2015

Germeni, E. , Bianchi, M., Valcarenghi, D. and Schulz, P. J. (2015) Longitudinal qualitative exploration of cancer information-seeking experiences across the disease trajectory: the INFO-SEEK protocol. BMJ Open, 5(10), e008933. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008933) (PMID:26443660) (PMCID:PMC4606418)

Germeni, E. and Sarris, M. (2015) Experiences of cancer caregiving in socioeconomically deprived areas of Attica, Greece. Qualitative Health Research, 25(7), pp. 988-995. (doi: 10.1177/1049732314554098) (PMID:25288404)

2014

Germeni, E. and Schulz, P. J. (2014) Information seeking and avoidance throughout the cancer patient journey: two sides of the same coin? A synthesis of qualitative studies. Psycho-Oncology, 23(12), pp. 1373-1381. (doi: 10.1002/pon.3575) (PMID:24816847)

Papadakaki, M., Petridou, E., Petelos, E., Germeni, E. , Kogevinas, M. and Lionis, C. (2014) Management of victimized patients in Greek primary care settings: a pilot study. Journal of Family Violence, 29(4), pp. 371-379. (doi: 10.1007/s10896-014-9596-3)

Germeni, E. (2014) Childhood injury prevention. In: Thompson, T.L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Health Communication. SAGE Reference: Thousand Oaks, CA. ISBN 9781452258751

Gilchrist, G. et al. (2014) Understanding access to drug and alcohol treatment services in Europe: A multi-country service users’ perspective. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 21(2), pp. 120-130. (doi: 10.3109/09687637.2013.848841)

2013

Germeni, E. , Orizio, G., Nakamoto, K., Wunsch, M. and Schulz, P. J. (2013) American physician perceptions of direct-to-consumer advertising: A qualitative study. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 6(2), pp. 135-141. (doi: 10.1179/1753807613y.0000000034)

2011

Antonopoulos, C. N., Germeni, E. , Bacopoulou, F., Kalampoki, V., Maltezos, S., Skalkidis, I., Daskalopoulou, S., Negri, E. and Petridou, E. (2011) Assessing the impact of risk-taking behavior on road crash involvement among University students residing in two Mediterranean countries. Safety Science, 49(6), pp. 933-938. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2011.03.013)

2010

Germeni, E. , Lionis, C., Kalampoki, V., Davou, B., Belechri, M. and Petridou, E. (2010) Evaluating the impact of a school-based helmet promotion program on eligible adolescent drivers: different audiences, different needs? Health Education Research, 25(5), pp. 865-876. (doi: 10.1093/her/cyq038) (PMID:20647334)

Petridou, E., Germeni, E. and Stevenson, M. (2010) Epidemiology of injuries. In: Olsen, J., Saracci, R. and Trichopoulos, D. (eds.) Teaching Epidemiology: A Guide for Teachers in Epidemiology, Public Health and Clinical Medicine. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 377-396. ISBN 9780199239481 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.022)

2009

Germeni, E. , Lionis, C., Davou, B. and Th Petridou, E. (2009) Understanding reasons for non-compliance in motorcycle helmet use among adolescents in Greece. Injury Prevention, 15(1), pp. 19-23. (doi: 10.1136/ip.2008.019356) (PMID:19190271)

Petridou, E. T., Yannis, G., Terzidis, A., Dessypris, N., Germeni, E. , Evgenikos, P., Tselenti, N., Chaziris, A. and Skalkidis, I. (2009) Linking emergency medical department and road traffic police casualty data: a tool in assessing the burden of injuries in less resourced countries. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10(1), pp. 37-43. (doi: 10.1080/15389580802526400) (PMID:19214876)

2008

Petridou, E.T., Germeni, E. and Ntinapogias, A. (2008) The European Code Against Injuries (ECAI). Archives of Hellenic Medicine, 25(S1), pp. 9-10.

Petridou, E. T. and Germeni, E. (2008) The European Code Against Injuries (ECAI): translating evidence into practice. Injury Prevention, 14(5), pp. 282-283. (doi: 10.1136/ip.2008.020073) (PMID:18836042)

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Number of items: 26.

Articles

Rana, D. , Westrop, S., Germeni, E. , Mcgarty, A. , Ells, L., Lally, P., McEwan, M., Melville, C. , Harris, L. and Wu, O. (2021) Understanding the effectiveness and underlying mechanisms of lifestyle modification interventions in adults with learning disabilities: Protocol for a mixed-methods systematic review. Systematic Reviews, (Accepted for Publication)

Germeni, E. , Garside, R., Frost, J., Rogers, M. and Britten, N. (2021) Can a meta-ethnography be updated by different reviewers? Reflections from a recent update. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, (Accepted for Publication)

Moss, J. G. et al. (2021) Central venous access devices for the delivery of systemic anticancer therapy (CAVA): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 398(10298), pp. 403-415. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00766-2) (PMID:34297997)

Wu, O. et al. (2021) Venous access devices for the delivery of long-term chemotherapy: the CAVA three-arm RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 25(47), (doi: 10.3310/hta25470)

McMeekin, N., Wu, O. , Germeni, E. and Briggs, A. (2020) How methodological frameworks are being developed: evidence from a scoping review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 20, 173. (doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01061-4) (PMID:32605535) (PMCID:PMC7325096)

Broadis, E., Chokotho, T., Mackay, D. and Germeni, E. (2020) First aid management of paediatric burn and scald injuries in Southern Malawi: a mixed methods study. Burns, 46(3), pp. 727-736. (doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2019.08.015) (PMID:31732221)

Ryan, C., Hesselgreaves, H., Wu, O. , Moss, J. G., Paul, J. , Dixon-Hughes, J. and Germeni, E. (2019) Patient acceptability of three different central venous access devices for the delivery of systemic anticancer therapy: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 9(7), e026077. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026077) (PMID:31292176) (PMCID:PMC6624052)

Darawsheh, B. and Germeni, E. (2019) Implementing health technology assessment in Kuwait: a qualitative study of perceived barriers and facilitators. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 35(6), pp. 422-426. (doi: 10.1017/S0266462319000710) (PMID:31771676)

Germeni, E. , Frost, J., Garside, R., Rogers, M., Valderas, J. M. and Britten, N. (2018) Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care: an updated and expanded meta-ethnography. British Journal of General Practice, 68(674), e633-e645. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X697889) (PMID:29914880)

Germeni, E. , Vallini, I., Bianchetti, M. G. and Schulz, P. J. (2018) Reconstructing normality following the diagnosis of a childhood chronic disease: does “rare” make a difference? European Journal of Pediatrics, 177(4), pp. 489-495. (doi: 10.1007/s00431-017-3085-7) (PMID:29335841)

Rothenfluh, F., Germeni, E. and Schulz, P. J. (2016) Consumer decision-making based on review websites: are there differences between choosing a hotel and choosing a physician? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6), e129. (doi: 10.2196/jmir.5580) (PMID:27311623) (PMCID:4929347)

Germeni, E. , Bianchi, M., Valcarenghi, D. and Schulz, P. J. (2015) Longitudinal qualitative exploration of cancer information-seeking experiences across the disease trajectory: the INFO-SEEK protocol. BMJ Open, 5(10), e008933. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008933) (PMID:26443660) (PMCID:PMC4606418)

Germeni, E. and Sarris, M. (2015) Experiences of cancer caregiving in socioeconomically deprived areas of Attica, Greece. Qualitative Health Research, 25(7), pp. 988-995. (doi: 10.1177/1049732314554098) (PMID:25288404)

Germeni, E. and Schulz, P. J. (2014) Information seeking and avoidance throughout the cancer patient journey: two sides of the same coin? A synthesis of qualitative studies. Psycho-Oncology, 23(12), pp. 1373-1381. (doi: 10.1002/pon.3575) (PMID:24816847)

Papadakaki, M., Petridou, E., Petelos, E., Germeni, E. , Kogevinas, M. and Lionis, C. (2014) Management of victimized patients in Greek primary care settings: a pilot study. Journal of Family Violence, 29(4), pp. 371-379. (doi: 10.1007/s10896-014-9596-3)

Gilchrist, G. et al. (2014) Understanding access to drug and alcohol treatment services in Europe: A multi-country service users’ perspective. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 21(2), pp. 120-130. (doi: 10.3109/09687637.2013.848841)

Germeni, E. , Orizio, G., Nakamoto, K., Wunsch, M. and Schulz, P. J. (2013) American physician perceptions of direct-to-consumer advertising: A qualitative study. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 6(2), pp. 135-141. (doi: 10.1179/1753807613y.0000000034)

Antonopoulos, C. N., Germeni, E. , Bacopoulou, F., Kalampoki, V., Maltezos, S., Skalkidis, I., Daskalopoulou, S., Negri, E. and Petridou, E. (2011) Assessing the impact of risk-taking behavior on road crash involvement among University students residing in two Mediterranean countries. Safety Science, 49(6), pp. 933-938. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2011.03.013)

Germeni, E. , Lionis, C., Kalampoki, V., Davou, B., Belechri, M. and Petridou, E. (2010) Evaluating the impact of a school-based helmet promotion program on eligible adolescent drivers: different audiences, different needs? Health Education Research, 25(5), pp. 865-876. (doi: 10.1093/her/cyq038) (PMID:20647334)

Germeni, E. , Lionis, C., Davou, B. and Th Petridou, E. (2009) Understanding reasons for non-compliance in motorcycle helmet use among adolescents in Greece. Injury Prevention, 15(1), pp. 19-23. (doi: 10.1136/ip.2008.019356) (PMID:19190271)

Petridou, E. T., Yannis, G., Terzidis, A., Dessypris, N., Germeni, E. , Evgenikos, P., Tselenti, N., Chaziris, A. and Skalkidis, I. (2009) Linking emergency medical department and road traffic police casualty data: a tool in assessing the burden of injuries in less resourced countries. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10(1), pp. 37-43. (doi: 10.1080/15389580802526400) (PMID:19214876)

Petridou, E.T., Germeni, E. and Ntinapogias, A. (2008) The European Code Against Injuries (ECAI). Archives of Hellenic Medicine, 25(S1), pp. 9-10.

Petridou, E. T. and Germeni, E. (2008) The European Code Against Injuries (ECAI): translating evidence into practice. Injury Prevention, 14(5), pp. 282-283. (doi: 10.1136/ip.2008.020073) (PMID:18836042)

Book Sections

Germeni, E. (2014) Childhood injury prevention. In: Thompson, T.L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Health Communication. SAGE Reference: Thousand Oaks, CA. ISBN 9781452258751

Petridou, E., Germeni, E. and Stevenson, M. (2010) Epidemiology of injuries. In: Olsen, J., Saracci, R. and Trichopoulos, D. (eds.) Teaching Epidemiology: A Guide for Teachers in Epidemiology, Public Health and Clinical Medicine. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 377-396. ISBN 9780199239481 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239481.003.022)

Research Reports or Papers

Lalloo, D., Macdonald, E. , Vargas-Prada Figueroa, S., Germeni, E. and McIntosh, E. (2019) The Value of Occupational Health Research: History, Evolution and Way Forward. Project Report. Society of Occupational Medicine, London.

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Teaching

  • MSc in Health Technology Assessment: Course co-ordinator for the "Qualitative Research Methods for HTA" module (10 credits)
  • MPH Public Health: Course co-ordinator for the "Qualitative Research Methods" module (20 credits)

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice with Distinction (University of Glasgow)
  • 2014: International Short Visit Grant Award (Swiss National Science Foundation)
  • 2012: Travel Grant Award (Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • 2007: Best Presentation Award (1st European Network for Safety among Elderly Conference, Brussels)

Research fellowships

  • 2016 - 2017: Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship (Swiss National Science Foundation)

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2021 - today: NIHR Methodology Incubator, Steering Committee Member & Co-Lead of the Qualitative Workstream

Professional & learned societies

  • 2019 - today: Member, Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)