Research Associate, Department of Sociology
Dr Olga Löblová is a Research Associate at the Department of Sociology. Her research interests focus on health policy in particular, and public policy in general. She is currently a member of the CANCERSCREEN ERC project team (led by Dr Stuart Hogarth), which studies the changing dynamics of diagnostic innovation. Olga focuses on the regulatory aspects of molecular cancer screening diagnostics.
Olga's previous research focused on the politics of health technology assessment (HTA), and health-care priority-setting and reimbursement decision-making in general. She has studied bodies and processes responsible for determining which health care interventions get public funding in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Her research on HTA in Central and Eastern Europe has been published in Policy Studies Journal; Health Economics, Policy and Law; and Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. Olga holds a PhD from Central European University (2016; Public Policy track) and MA degrees from the College of Europe (2010) and Sciences Po Paris (2009).
Olga has been a visiting lecturer at Sciences Po Paris, collège universitaire de Dijon (2014-2016), and a visiting professor at College of Europe, Bruges, where she developed and taught a workshop in professional development in European Health, Consumer and Risk Policy (2015 and 2016). She also has past experience as a consultant in European and global health policy, and in Brussels pharmaceutical lobbying.