Alexandra Ziemann is a senior research fellow at the CHIR Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research at City, University of London.
Her research aims at improving the scale-up, spread and sustainability of innovations. Her current research investigates the influence of external contextual factors – such as cultural, socio-economic, political and health system factors – on the implementation of innovations and the adaptation of innovations to local contexts. Alexandra focuses on analysing innovations in emergency care applying mixed methods, realist, and systems thinking approaches. She is also interested in strengthening interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange across different sectors and scientific fields concerned with the diffusion of innovations.
Before joining CHIR in 2018, Alexandra worked at King's Improvement Science at the Centre for Implementation Science, King's College London and NIHR CLAHRC South London. She gained a PhD in public health at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and combined her PhD study with a researcher’s post, working on a number of different projects, focusing on public health surveillance and emergency care improvement across Europe. Alexandra previously worked as a researcher and project manager mainly in European collaborative projects at different universities and co-managed an independent research corporation in Germany. She also worked in the Netherlands as a policy advisor improving cross-border emergency care with Germany and as temporary advisor on evidence-informed policymaking for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.