The aim of the PhD is to examine UK pharmacists as a potential delivery channel for a theory-based adherence intervention for asthma. This is broken down into three objectives:
Marissa has a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major in Psychology, Minor in Statistics) from University College Utrecht in the Netherlands, and a MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath. She worked as a research assistant for the University of Oxford’s Health Experiences Research Group on a project exploring the experiences of young people with skin conditions. Marissa is Dutch-Japanese, but grew up in Tanzania, the Netherlands, and the Philippines. Her research interests include: adherence, long-term conditions, health inequality, public health interventions, and experiences of health and illness.
This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North Thames at Bart’s Health NHS Trust (NIHR CLAHRC North Thames). The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care. The PhD is affiliated with the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research.
Other collaborations include: the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, City & Hackney and Haringey Clinical Commissioning Groups, Cwm Taf University Health Board (Wales), St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (London)