Dr Evi Germeni
- Lecturer in Qualitative Methods for Health Research (Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment)
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.
- 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
- 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)
- 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)