Marissa Mes

Marissa Mes

Senior Researcher; Programme Lead, Heart Failure Policy Network

‘Being a part of The Health Policy Partnership’s evidence-based and impact-focused push for sustainable health policy is incredibly rewarding.’


Marissa joined The Health Policy Partnership in April 2019, and was promoted to the role of Senior Researcher in December 2020. She acts as Programme Lead for the Heart Failure Policy Network and also works on the All.Can efficiency hub.

Marissa thrives in international multi-stakeholder environments, where she brings different groups together and ensures all voices are heard in the push for policy change. She is an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher, with an interest in self-management for long-term conditions, behaviour change and reducing health inequality.

Marissa holds a PhD in Applied Health Research from University College London, an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major in Psychology and Minor in Statistics) from University College Utrecht. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications and is fluent in Dutch and English.