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Suzanne S. Ii

BA (Cum Laude), MA, MSc (Oxon), PhD (KCL)


Qualitative Researcher

  • SocialCareTalk Formative Evaluation Project

Research Areas


Dr Suzanne Ii is a Qualitative Researcher in the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group. She is the lead researcher on the SocialCareTalk Formative Evaluation project. She is conducting a formative evaluation of the SocialCareTalk website to explore the needs of multiple stakeholder groups to identify gaps and streamline the website in its content and functioning. The overall objective of the project is to develop an accessible website that is free, public-facing and accessible to everyone. She is also speaking to members of the public via focus groups to understand and incorporate their insights into the website development. Specifically, these groups are:

  • Adults 50+ who are receiving social care support
  • Adults 18+ with learning disabilities
  • Carers 60+ who are caring for a family member or relative 

Suzanne is also an Early Career Researcher Editorial Board Member for Health Expectations.

Her previous work as a Mixed Methods Researcher with the Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences (IRIHS) group, she explored patient engagement in the medicines lifecycle to identify gaps and create tools to improve the patient engagement landscape using mixed methods in the PARADIGM project. She also worked on the formative assessment and research study to understand boundary spanning in translational medical research. Suzanne also completed a study that explored the perceptions of tri-sectoral collaborations between academia, healthcare and industry to understand the barriers and facilitators to medical innovation adoption in the NHS.

Suzanne holds a BA in Anthropology, specialising in Physical Anthropology with a minor in Japanese from California State University, Fresno.  She holds a MA degree in East Asian Studies (Japanese Literature and Anthropology) from Stanford University.  Suzanne also holds an MSc degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of Oxford.  She completed her doctoral studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience's National Addiction Centre, King's College London, earning her a PhD in Addiction Sciences.  She used mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) and an applied theoretical framework to explore the dietary and nutrient intake, dietary behaviours and physical changes that occurred in people receiving opioid agonist treatment therapy.