EHMA Annual Conference Awards

Karolinska Medical Management Centre/EHMA Research Award

“We need to do more to stimulate good research into health organisation and management. Doctoral researchers need to be encouraged to carry out such work and be recognised for their contribution”. – Karolinska Medical Management Centre

The Karolinska Medical Management Centre / EHMA  Research Award is an annual award for the best contribution associated with a doctoral thesis related to health management. Selected by the EHMA Scientific Advisor Committee, the best abstracts will have the opportunity to compete for a 1000 € prize during a dedicated PhD Students’ session at the EHMA’s Annual Conferences.

Applicants should be young researchers in the final phase of PhD studies or who have recently completed a PhD. Only the PhD students may present the abstract; thesis supervisors are not allowed to present the papers on behalf of their students. Abstracts do not have to be linked to the conference theme but must be associated with a doctoral thesis in the field of health policy and management.


2017 WinnerFederica Centauri, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy – Moving beyond initial implementation: a multiple case study of lean as an organizational-wide strategy.

Previous winners

2016 Lieke Oldenhof, Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands – The Multiple Middle: Managing in Healthcare

2015Luk Bruyneel, KU Leuven, Belgium – Organisation of hospital nursing, provision of nursing care, and patient assessments of care in Europe

2014Helen Barratt, University College London, United Kingdom – Factors that infl uence patient and public views about proposals for major service change: evidence from the English NHS

2013Pamela Mazzocato, Karolinska Institute, Sweden – Complexity complicates lean: Lessons from seven parallel emergency are services in the same hospital-wide lean program

2012Mirella Minkman, Vilans, The Netherlands – Developing integrated care. Towards a development model for integrated care

2011Soki Choi, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Managing Clinical Integration – A Comparative Case Study in a Merged University Hospital.

2010Salome K Ireri, Manchester Business School, United Kingdom – Medical leadership: experiences, competencies and development needs of doctor managers in the United Kingdom

2009Oliver Groene, Avedis Donabedian University Institute, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain – Is patient-centredness in European hospitals related to existing quality improvement strategies? Analysis of a cross-sectional survey (MARQuIS study)

2008Anthony Staines, Karolinska Medical Management Centre, Sweden/University of Lyon 3, France Sustained Improvement? Findings From an Independent Case Study of the Jonkoping Quality Program

2007Domenico Salvatore, IPAS, Universitá Bocconi, Milan, Italy – Physician Social Capital: its sources, configuration, and usefulness

2006Susanne Kümpers, Social Science Research Centre Berlin, Germany – The importance of knowledge transfer between specialist and generic services in improving health care. A cross-national study of dementia care in England and The Netherlands

2005Peter Gaal, Semmelweis University, Health Services Management Training Centre, Budapest , Hungary – Informal payments for health care and the theory of “INXIT”

2004Johan Thor, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

EHMA Annual Conference – Best Poster Presentation Award

In line with EHMA’s interest in shaping health futures, the inspiration for our 2017 Annual Conference theme, new knowledge that addresses challenges related to this issue is of utmost importance.  To further support this fundamental concept, in 2017 EHMA introduced a new award dedicated to the Best Poster Presentation.

The 1st edition of the Award was given by EHMA Director, Dr. Usman Khan, to Mrs. Helen Pardoe (Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, UK) for her work that found “In a multi-ethnic environment in the UK less than 50% of the population can use telephone consultation“.