March´s Early Career Researcher 2023

INSPIRE'S Early Career Researchers Series

Researcher Spotlight

This month’s INSPIRE Early Career Researcher is Julia Romeyer from Hospices Civils de Lyon. Julia joined the INSPIRE team in December 2022 and plays a core role in the INSPIRE team where she is involved with the provision and process evaluation of the INSPIRE ​intervention. 

Julia Romeyer

Julia, tell us a bit about yourself!

I am an occupational therapist, and I have a Master’s degree in clinical research, where my primary objective was to create and develop an evaluation tool to measure the impact of breast cancer and its treatment on daily life. I find clinical research intellectually stimulating as it provides opportunities for continuous learning and multiple interaction with experts and patients. I am interested in those aspects of research that allow me to explore the richness of different fields, to prioritise the patients’ needs and desires and to have the chance to create and develop approaches to address them.

What can you tell us about your role in INSPIRE?

As part of the INSPIRE project, my primary responsibility involves the process evaluation of the INSPIRE intervention including evaluating the implementation outcomes of the intervention. The main idea is to determine the extent to which the intervention is acceptable, appropriate, feasible, sustainable, and applied correctly (fidelity). Additionally, I will be the main intervention provider at my inclusion site when the intervention begins.

What excites you the most about the INSPIRE project?

The INSPIRE project aligns with my personal and professional goals, allowing me to broaden my knowledge, develop new skills, and gain expertise in implementing complex interventions. As a rehabilitation practitioner, I am eager to witness the impact of the intervention on patients’ quality of life and their ability to achieve their meaningful goals.

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