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Dr Elisa Liberati is a social scientist based in the Primary Care Unit in the School of Clinical Medicine. Elisa’s background is in organisational psychology and social science; she holds an MA in Work and Organisational Psychology and a PhD in Psychology from the Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy (with the additional title of Doctor Europaeus). Her doctoral project examined how professional relationships and roles affect the impact of hospital reorganisations and related initiatives to improve the quality of care. She has published in Social Science and Medicine, BMJ Quality and Safety, Implementation Science, and the Journal of Health Organisation and Management. Before joining Cambridge Elisa worked at the University of Leicester, were she was involved in studies concerned with the factors and processes that impact on patient safety and how to improve it.
Elisa’s research interests and expertise include quality and safety in healthcare; patients’ experience of healthcare services; the social organisation of medical work. She is an experienced qualitative researcher and has a specific interest in ethnography; she has recently examined the potentialities and challenges of ‘patient shadowing’ as a patient-centred research method. Although her research has an academic focus Elisa is committed to producing pragmatic and actionable knowledge, which can be used by clinicians and healthcare managers to support quality improvement and organisational development.
Elisa is a supervisor for the Social Context of Health and Illness course 2016/17.
Moja, L, Passardi, A, Capobussi, M, Banzi, R, Ruggiero, F, Kwag, K, Liberati, EG, Mangia, M, Kunnamo, I, Cinquini, M, Vespignani, R, Colamartini, A, Di Iorio, V, Massa, I, González-Lorenzo, M, Bertizzolo, L, Nyberg, P, Grimshaw, J, Bonovas, S, Nanni, O (2016) Implementing an evidence-based computerized decision support system linked to electronic health records to improve care for cancer patients: the ONCO-CODES study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Implement Sci 11: 153
Liberati, EG (2017) Separating, replacing, intersecting: The influence of context on the construction of the medical-nursing boundary. Soc Sci Med 172: 135-143
Moja, L, Polo Friz, H, Capobussi, M, Kwag, K, Banzi, R, Ruggiero, F, González-Lorenzo, M, Liberati, EG, Mangia, M, Nyberg, P, Kunnamo, I, Cimminiello, C, Vighi, G, Grimshaw, J, Bonovas, S (2016) Implementing an evidence-based computerized decision support system to improve patient care in a general hospital: the CODES study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Implement Sci 11: 89
Liberati, EG (2016) What is the potential of patient shadowing as a patient-centred method? BMJ Qual Saf
Liberati, EG, Gorli, M, Scaratti, G (2016) Invisible walls within multidisciplinary teams: Disciplinary boundaries and their effects on integrated care. Soc Sci Med 150: 31-9
Liberati, EG, Gorli, M, Scaratti, G (2015) Reorganising hospitals to implement a patient-centered model of care: Effects on clinical practice and professional relationships in the Italian NHS. J Health Organ Manag 29: 848-73
Liberati, EG, Gorli, M, Moja, L, Galuppo, L, Ripamonti, S, Scaratti, G (2015) Exploring the practice of patient centered care: The role of ethnography and reflexivity. Soc Sci Med 133: 45-52
Moja, L, Liberati, EG, Galuppo, L, Gorli, M, Maraldi, M, Nanni, O, Rigon, G, Ruggieri, P, Ruggiero, F, Scaratti, G, Vaona, A, Kwag, KH (2014) Barriers and facilitators to the uptake of computerized clinical decision support systems in specialty hospitals: protocol for a qualitative cross-sectional study. Implement Sci 9: 105