Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Sonia Bussu

Sonia Bussu

Dr Sonia Bussu is a Research Associate at UCL's Department of Primary Care and Population Health. 

She holds a PhD in Local Governance and Citizen Participation from the London School of Economics. Over the years she has led research on co-production of local and health services and collaborative governance. 

Email Sonia at s.bussu@ucl.ac.uk

Prior to UCL

Prior to joining UCL she worked in the Third Sector, where she designed and evaluated participatory processes to increase citizen voice on policy making and, more recently, Lotteryfunded community development programmes. 


She is an expert in participatory approachesto evaluation (i.e. Participatory Action Research). Sonia is a member of the Participation Lab's advisory group at the University of Reading and an RSA (Royal Society of Arts) fellow. 

She publishes academic and non-academic work on collaborative governance,facilitative leadership and citizen and patient engagement. 


Sonia's role on the project: Sonia is a Research Associate working with Professor Martin Marshall, Lead for Improvement Science London, and she is responsible for conducting a qualitative and participatory evaluation of the Waltham Forest,East London (WEL) Integrated Care Pioneer Programme. Her work builds on theprevious two-year evaluation of this programme (Sept 2014-Aug 2016) and focuses specifically on organisational development and culture change.