Dr Myriam DellOlio

BSc, MSc

Research Associate

Role at Hull York Medical School

Myriam is currently working on the Catalyst project, which delivers and evaluates an innovative evidence-informed GP workforce development programme across Humber Coast and Vale, to recruit, support, develop and so retain new to practice GPs within the region.

She is responsible for the embedded evaluation of the programme, including supporting the implementation of the programme as it is rolled out, and providing an evaluation of impact and learning at the end of the project.


Myriam is a research associate working on the Catalyst project at the Academy of Primary Care. She is also close to completing her PhD at the Hull York Medical School, and is writing up her PhD thesis.

Myriam's PhD seeks to improve our understanding of person-centred care, and adopts a qualitative methodology to explore the knowledge work of people with chronic conditions and its role during primary care clinical consultations. During her PhD, she carried out a systematic review of qualitative studies, and conducted focus groups and in-depth interviews adopting a phenomenological perspective.

Prior to starting her PhD, Myriam completed a Master's Degree in Health & Society at Wageningen University & Research. She conducted qualitative research studies as a Master's student on topics ranging from care farming to applying salutogenesis to the experiences of students with disabilities.


Myriam is particularly interested in health services research, and in both conceptual and applied research about person-centred care and the knowledge work of both patients and doctors.

She is passionate about qualitative research methodologies, and conducted and published a qualitative evidence synthesis about the healthcare experiences of people with long-term conditions, which was awarded the Qualitative Methods Research Prize from the European Society of Person-Centred Healthcare.


Please view Myriam's publications here