Senior Lecturer in Primary Care and Informatics / Programme Co-Director (MSc Global eHealth)
Dr Pagliari is a senior lecturer and researcher within the Usher Institute, where she leads a research programme on eHealth and directs the MSc in Global eHealth.
With a background in social science and health technology assessment, her research is highly interdisciplinary and covers many areas of eHealth and the digital society. This includes the study and evaluation of emerging innovations (for example: direct-to-consumer genetic testing, therapeutic robots, apps), large-scale health IT programmes (for example: human resource information management systems, administrative data research, e-Government), new forms of data for science (for example: social media and crowdsourcing), technologies for global health system strengthening and ethical and responsible research and innovation.
She collaborates with colleagues from across the university, including Edinburgh Medical School, the Business School and the Schools of Informatics and Health in Social Sciences, as well as a network of international researchers, NGOs and others. She is a member of the Global Health Academy, the Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Social Informatics Cluster, and the Edinburgh Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Group and convenes the interdisciplinary research groups in eHealth and digital disease surveillance.
Claudia holds a first class degree in Psychology from the University of Ulster and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. She was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2010. She is a member of the UK College of Experts in Health Informatics, the British Computer Society, the UK Council for Health Informatics Professionals (level 3), and has held advisory roles with the American Health Information Management Association, the European Commission (scientific expert) and other agencies and is regularly invited as a conference keynote speaker.
Contributes to the vertical theme in Medical Informatics for the MBChB, and the undergraduate nursing programme (Health and Society).
- Directs the MSc in Global eHealth and leads or co-leads courses in ‘Ethics and Governance of eHealth’, ‘Business of eHealth’, ‘Public Heath Informatics’, ‘Introduction to Global eHealth’ and ‘Research & Evaluation in eHealth’
- Supervises interdisciplinary PhD projects in eHealth (currently including social media use by patients, human resource information systems, health information management and governance in low income countries, digital pharmacy innovations)
Wider educational contributions
Externally, Claudia has recently contributed to the NHS Clinical Informatics Specialist training programme, and the Global Health Workforce Council (focused on health information curriculum standards) and is currently External Examiner in Health Data Science at the University of Manchester.
Current PhD students supervised
Claudia's projects include telehealth, mHealth, date science, virtual agents, social machines, data ethics, and digital governance, both in high and low income countries.
Status of Health Information Exchange: A Comparison of Six Countries
Explorative scoping review and bibliometrics analysis of big data applications for medication adherence
Social Media, Thin-Ideal, Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating Attitudes: An Exploratory Analysis
A Bibliometric Analysis of the Health Field Regarding Social Networks and Young People
Human: Solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare
Managing Evidence in Food Safety and Nutrition
Coping with institutional complexity
The social dynamics of lung cancer talk on Twitter, Facebook and Macmillan.org.uk
What Does the Malawi Demographic and Health Survey Say About the Country's First Health Sector Strategic Plan?
Human resource technology disruptions and their implications for human resources management in healthcare organizations
Strengthening Health System Finances Through Digital Health: Two Case Studies from Malawi
The risks of basing digital health strategy and procurement on industry hype and alluring prototypes
Outbreak Communication Challenges when Misinformation Spreads on Social Media
Commercial health apps
Considering patient safety in autonomous e-mental health systems - detecting risk situations and referring patients back to human care
What Kind of Benefits Different Stakeholders Can Expect and Obtain from HRIS Implementations: An Italian Case Study
Comprehensive scoping review of health research using social media data
New forms of data for understanding low- and middle-income countries’ health inequalities: the case of Tanzania
- Fake Drugs, Data Grabs & Bot Sharks: Innovation, Ethics & Global Health Governance (The Week in Health Law podcast, July 2017)
- Privacy, Autonomy and Power in a 'Smart, Connected' World (Health Privacy Summit, Washington DC, USA 2016)
- Personal Health Records & Personalised Health: Where are We Headed? (European Electronic Health Records Conference, Italy 2016)
- Challenges of mHealth evaluation in developing country contexts (mHealth Global Conference, London 2015)
- Human Resource Management Systems in Healthcare (Farr Institute, Edinburgh 2015)
- Medical Apps, Risk and the Need for Evidence (Royal Society of Medicine, London 2014)
- Global Health in the Digital Age (Global Health Academy Infectious Diseases Conference, Edinburgh 2014)
- Social Machines and Health (Science & Practice of Social Machines Conference, Oxford 2014)
- mHealth and the Cancer Trajectory (mHealth Summit, Washington DC, USA 2013)
- mHealth, Telehealth and the Digital Society: Where does the Value Lie? (Health Informatics Conference, New Zealand 2013)