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Aleksandra (Ola) Borek

BA, MA, PhD


Senior Qualitative Researcher in Behavioural Science

I am a researcher in health behaviour change, with experience and interest in:

  • health-related inter-personal change processes,
  • design, implementation and process evaluation of interventions to improve individual and public health,
  • using qualitative and mixed methods,
  • using behaviour change theories and tools to better understand mechanisms of action and implementation of interventions.

My research focuses on optimising antibiotic use and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship interventions in primary care; for example, the STEP-UP study, ENACT study, and a study with locum GPs. Currently, I am exploring the impact of COVID-19 on antibiotic prescribing and experiences of healthcare workers.  

I have a background in sociology and social research methods (BA, MA, University of York) and health behaviour change (PhD, University of Exeter Medical School). Prior to working on antibiotic stewardship, I focused on investigating social / interpersonal change processes in group-based behaviour-change interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours. 

My research interests include behaviour change, social / interpersonal processes, group dynamics, health-related communication, and design, implementation and process evaluation of health interventions.

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