Dr Michela Tinelli’s research is primarily concerned with the evaluation of patient experience, burden of the disease and the socio economic impact of policy changes to promote better outcomes in individuals with chronic illnesses. She has conducted research on various issues relating to collaborative relationships between patients and professionals, shared decision-making and patient-centred primary care for chronic disease management in Europe and overseas. A quantitative researcher, she has specialist skills in stated preferences techniques and other benefit evaluations in health policy developments, including clinical outcomes, health related quality of life, and patient satisfaction, which she has applied in benefit and economic evaluations. She has also expertise in survey development and design. Michela holds a PhD (in Health Economics and Primary Care) and a MSc (in Public Health and Health Services Research) from the University of Aberdeen, as well as a MSc (in Pharmacoeconomics) and a Professional Doctorate Degree (in Pharmaceutica Chemistry) from the University of Milan, Italy. Michela holds the position of Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, Department of Social Policy, LSE Health and Social Care, Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU). She also has an Honorary Research Fellow appointment at the University of Aberdeen, Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) and Centre of Academic Primary Care (CAPC), and is faculty member at the University of Nicosia Medical School Cyprus, contributing to their post graduate teaching on research methodology, chronic disease management and evidence-based medicine. A list of the academic publications related to this work and other projects is provided link.
Dr Michela is Guardian Angel economic evaluation lead.