Dr Alessandra Giusti
Alessandra is a Research Associate at THIS Institute, working on a variety of quality improvement research projects.
Prior to joining THIS Institute, Alessandra conducted doctoral research on the meaning and practice of person-centred care for serious illnesses in a variety of contexts internationally. This research resulted in an evidence-based framework and recommendations for clinicians, healthcare managers and policy makers on how to implement quality, person-centred care. Previously, she also worked as a third-sector management consultant, supporting a range of health and community care providers in the UK in developing service solutions, operational strategies, and collecting impact data.
Alessandra has a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University, an MSc in Global Health from Uppsala University, and a PhD in Health Services Research from King’s College London.
Alessandra’s research interests lie in how local health systems and practices can be transformed to improve patient experience, patient outcomes and broader population wellbeing. She is committed to impact driven interdisciplinary research on the social determinants of health and healthcare access, healthcare team cultures and values, and the quality of communication between healthcare professionals, patients and families.