Chiara De Poli

Chiara De Poli

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

English, Italian
Key Expertise
Co-creation, Dementia

About me

Research topic:

Co-creation and strategic decision-making in dementia care –  A case study

I hold a BSc in Public Administration and International Institutions Management and an MSc in Economics and Management of Public Administration and International Institutions both from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy). Currently I am a PhD candidate in Social Policy at LSE.

I worked in the area of monitoring and evaluation of EU co-funded programmes, both in academia and for a consulting firm in Italy before joining the Department of Management at LSE as research officer. I have contributed to a number of research studies spanning different areas in health and social care. I have been involved in a project investigating the impact of diabetes prevention in England (funded by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames), I was part of the team who developed  the STAR approach (Socio-Technical Allocation of Resources) which helps commissioners/payors and service planners increase the value delivered by the health care system and I supported a pilot study of the STAR approach at the Global Fund. Currently I am contributing to a five year action research project aiming to improve dementia care in an English local health economy by using co-creation (a first related publication is available here). My PhD project is nested within this broader study and focuses on how the co-creation process unfolds and on its impact.

Research interests:
Co-creation, co-design, evaluation, evidence based policy, implementation science, mixed method research, participatory research, dementia

Supervisors: Professor Martin Knapp, Professor Gerald Wistow


Latest publications

De Poli C, Oyebode J, Binns C, Glover R, Airoldi M (2020), Effectiveness-implementation hybrid type 2 study evaluating an intervention to support ‘information work’ in dementia care: implementation study protocol, BMJ Open (in press)

Bevan G, De Poli C, Keng M, Raine R. How valid are projections of the future prevalence of diabetes? Rapid reviews of prevalence-based and Markov chain models and comparisons of different models’ projections for England. BMJ Open 2020; 10: e033483.

De Poli C, Oyebode J, Airoldi M, Glover R. A need-based, multi-level, cross-sectoral framework to explain variations in satisfaction of care needs among people living with dementia. BMC Health Serv Res 2020; 20: 657.


Expertise Details

Co-creation; co-design; evaluation; evidence based policy; implementation science; mixed method research; participatory research; dementia