Marie Curie grant for Alexandra Dima

Alexandra Dima received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship grant from the European Commission (H2020) for interdisciplinary research on Collaborative Self-Management Support (CosMaS) in chronic conditions. She will develop an interdisciplinary model of integrated care in chronic conditions. The new CoSMaS project builds on the current ASTRO-LAB project, which is now in final stages of data analysis and dissemination.

ASTRO-LAB is a 4-year collaboration between the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) and the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 within a 7-partner consortium, funded by the European Commission. ASTRO-LAB has investigated the role of patients’ and primary care professionals’ behaviours in managing asthma and developed a causal model of asthma care. The CoSMaS project will extend this research in two other conditions (stroke and cancer) and explore how different health care professionals contribute to supporting self-management, how they coordinate care, and how this can be improved to ensure comprehensive and efficient care and ultimately reduce illness burden. This 2-year project will take place within the Health Services and Performance Research laboratory (HESPER), University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, and the Social Psychology Research Group (GRePS), University Lumiere Lyon 2. It will focus on collaborative care in France and develop an interdisciplinary collaborative self-management support model internationally via expert consultations and collaborations with other European research centres in health psychology and health communication. It will also validate measurement tools for research and clinical care.

Published on 12-04-2016