‘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 as a Researcher, 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.
Before joining HPP, Marissa was at University College London completing a PhD in Applied Health Research. Her research focused on how pharmacists in the UK can support medication adherence in adults with asthma. She used both qualitative and quantitative methods, and collaborated with patients, healthcare professionals and researchers.
Marissa’s research experience covers supported self-management for long-term conditions, behaviour change, and patient and public involvement. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications.
Marissa holds an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath, and a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major in Psychology and a Minor in Statistics) from University College Utrecht. She is fluent in Dutch and English.