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MSc in Translational Health Sciences

Sara is a tutor on the Translational Science and Global Health module.

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Sara Paparini

BA (Hons), MSc, PhD


Health Services Researcher

Dr Sara Paparini is a health services researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Her interests include the making and uses of evidence in global public health interventions and policy, the social science of clinical trials, and the social aspects of HIV. Sara is also very interested in qualitative methodology, with a focus on longitudinal and ethnographic approaches, and qualitative synthesis. She is an experienced qualitative researcher, particularly in healthcare settings, and has also worked on different secondary research projects.

Sara has recently joined the University of Oxford to work on the TRIPLE C project, looking at the use of case study research for understanding the role of context in complex health interventions. Prior to joining the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Sara has been working at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies on an anthropological study of HIV eradication efforts, and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on social science studies within international clinical randomised controlled trials. She has also worked in the NHS carrying out social research on HIV and in the UK HIV third sector.

Sara holds a BA in Anthropology from Goldsmiths College University of London, an MSc in Policy Research from the University of Bristol, and a PhD in Social Policy also from the University of Bristol. Her doctoral thesis was focussed on methodological advancements for qualitative research on HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

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