Dr Myriam Dell'Olio

BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Primary Care

Role at Hull York Medical School

Myriam is a Lecturer in Primary Care working on both teaching and research. She leads research on the knowledge work of person-centred care at the Academy of Primary Care, and is currently directing research work for the Optimal TIMES project, which studies how evidence is used and generated in practice to guide clinical decision-making.

She offers supervision to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and teaches qualitative research methods as part of the HYMS Scholarship Special Interest Programme (SSIP), for which she also works as a Phase I tutor co-lead.


Myriam completed a PhD in Medical Sciences at the Hull York Medical School, with a project using phenomenological methods to identify epistemic reciprocity as a core component of patient-centred care.

After her PhD, she worked as a research fellow on CATALYST, an evidence-informed GP workforce development programme across Humber Coast and Vale, to recruit, support, develop and retain new to practice GPs within the region.

She was responsible for the embedded evaluation of the programme, including supporting the implementation of the programme as it was rolled out, and providing an evaluation of impact and learning at the end of the project.


Myriam's previous research includes health promotion, person-centred healthcare, and qualitative methodologies. He current work centers around health services research, with a focus on the primary care workforce, medical education, and both conceptual and applied research on the knowledge work of the management of complex chronic conditions.


MB BS Medicine - Phase 1

SSIP - An introduction to qualitative methods in health care research


Please view Myriam's publications here


Myriam leads work on Optimal TIMES, a collaborative project between the Hull York Medical School (University of Hull) and the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate research supervision

Myriam is currently supervising a PhD student working on analyising PPI (Patient and Public Involvement) access to research through the lens of epistemic injustice.

She's happy to discuss supervision opportunities with students interested in qualitative research projects in healthcare settings, focusing on a range of topics from workforce training, motivation, and recruitment, to clinical decision-making and person-centred care.

Honours and awards

European Society of Person-Centred Healthcare's Qualitative Methods Research Prize, 2019