Role & main research interests
Rama is a Research Assistant at the Global eHealth Unit, the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Public Health, Imperial College London. Her background is in organisational behaviour and human resources management, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations from The Tavistock institute, London. She was previously engaged in research projects concerning organisational change, as well as family studies.
In the last years she became interested in health promotion and interventions aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people. She is interested in applying her background in organisational change to foster health promotion interventions at the workplace. Specifically, Rama is interested in the development and characteristics of health and wellbeing services delivered through eHealth technological interventions, such as web-based instruments, wearable devices and smartphone apps. Rama is enthusiastic to apply her experience in qualitative methods into practical applications in research and health promotion.
Rama is currently working on two main projects. Both projects include local and international academic and industrial partners:
- Better nights, fresh days: This project of the EIT ICT aims to prevent sleep deprivation of young parents by monitoring baby's sleeping patterns, and provide recommendations on how to help babies sleep better at night.
- Fit to perform: The High Impact Initiative of the EIT ICT aims to create health technology services to make professional driving a healthier and safer occupation. Using smart watches and other devices that can measure sleep and stress as well as other measurements that will work in combination with truck and environment data. The data collected will enable to better predict the driver fit to perform.
Web-based and app-driven health technology services and health promotion
Validation and application of mobile technology health promotion services for different professions
2014 Postgraduate Diploma, Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations, The Tavistock institute, London
2010 MA, Organisational development and Human Resources Management, Tel-Aviv University, Israel