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Dr Dia Soilemezi PhD

Qualitative Research Fellow

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I am a qualitative methodologist and health researcher. I am currently working within the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education as a qualitative research fellow on the HATRIC (Herbal Alternative Treatment for lower Respiratory tract Infections with cough in adults) trial. This trial is funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care research and aims to test the feasibility of using a herbal preparation instead of antibiotics for patients with bronchitis.




PhD, Psychology, University of Portsmouth, 2018

MSc, Health Psychology, University of Sussex, 2002

BSc, Psychology, University of Crete, 2001

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Research project(s)

HATRIC - Herbal Alternative Treatment (Pelargonium) for lower Respiratory tract Infections with Cough in adults

Acute chest infections are common and antibiotics are often prescribed despite them having limited impact on the symptoms. Finding a safe and effective way to control the symptoms associated with a chest infection, particularly cough, could help reduce antibiotic use.

My role is to organise and conduct telephone interviews with patients and health professionals to ascertain their experiences with the HATRIC trial and their views on antibiotic use and herbal medicine for bronchitis.

I am also responsible to analyse the data, report and disseminate the findings.

Dr Dia Soilemezi
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Building 85, Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO171BJ

Room Number: 9590 AHC/109/S2

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