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Biography

Massar is working as Senior Researcher as part of the NIHR ARC South London's Beneficial Changes Network (BCN) programme within the Health Service and Population Research Department, Centre for Implementation Science.

Prior to joining, Massar has been pursuing her PhD at King's College London focusing on integrating nutritional care within multidisciplinary falls prevention services using a co-design and behavioural change approach. In addition, she is also experienced in patient journey/process mapping using electronic healthcare records and conducting systematic reviews. Massar is interested in using mixed methods to capture patient and healthcare professional experiences across healthcare and community settings for a participatory approach to intervention development within health service research.

Massar is a Registered Dietitian (American Dietetic Association) and holds an MSc from University College London (UCL) in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition and a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from the American University of Beirut (AUB), where she has also worked as a research assistant on community based projects.

Research Interests

  • Co-design/co-production, mixed methods research
  • Patient experience
  • Behavioural change
  • Ageing and frailty
  • Malnutrition