“The development of an efficient innovation adoption process in the current healthcare system is necessary to optimise patient benefit. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in CASMI, we collaborate with specialists in our network to provide implementable outcomes that will break down barriers to effective patient-centred care”
Suzanne is a mixed methods researcher with interests in health care policies, public health, social care and primary care. Within CASMI, Suzanne is conducing post-doctoral interdisciplinary research activities pertaining to innovation adoption in health care. She is currently one of the co-leads on the Diabetes Innovation Project.
Originally a Physical Anthropologist, Suzanne has a degree in Anthropology (Cum Laude) from California State University, Fresno, a Master ‘s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Addictions Research from King’s College London. Her PhD work explored the dietary behaviours of people receiving opioid substitution treatment using mixed research methods. She also conducted drug and nutrition policy research to identify the gaps in service delivery to the implementation of integrated social care services for vulnerable populations.
Outside of CASMI, Suzanne enjoys playing the tsugaru shamisen (a traditional Japanese musical instrument), indulging in gastronomic excursions, travelling to countries far and wide, hiking, gaming and writing poetry.