Sophie Karoline Brandt MSc
Sophie Karoline Brandt holds a Master of Science in Global Health Policy issued by the University of Edinburgh, UK as well as a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy issued by the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.
In her master’s degree in the UK, Sophie studied associations between sociodemographic, health insurance and health-related characteristics and healthcare utilisation in Switzerland. For her master thesis in Switzerland, she conducted a qualitative study on barriers to and facilitators of the establishment of direct access to physiotherapy in Switzerland.
During her studies, she completed an internship in the physiotherapy department of the Martini Ziekenhuis in Groningen and a research internship at the Care and Public Health Research Institute of Maastricht University.
Sophie worked as a physiotherapist in a private hospital and as a research assistant at the Department of Health Professions at the Bern University of Applied Sciences.
In January 2020, she started her PhD within the project “Health2040”. Her research focuses on the measurement and empirical analysis of health professionals' preferences regarding new models of outpatient primary care.
Sophie’s research focuses on preferences of health professionals regarding new models of outpatient primary care. She is particularly interested in interprofessional collaboration, health promotion and the innovativeness of health professionals. Her PhD project includes the design and conduct of an experimental survey among a sample of different health occupations in Switzerland. She is further interested in extended roles and advanced practice in healthcare service provision.
Ambulante Grundversorgung 2040
The outpatient medical health care system in Switzerland will undergo major changes in the coming years due to socio-demographic changes, increasing cost pressure, an increase in chronic illnesses, technological developments, changing work and living habits, and a shortage of qualified personnel. Against this background the Federal Office of Public Health, the Swiss Health Observatory OBSAN and others are financing a study that investigates the preferences of patients and young health professionals with regard to future developments and new models in primary care. The project has three main objectives: 1. to collect data on the preferences of patients and health professionals with regard to key aspects of future models of care. 2. to analyse differences between subgroups (e.g. occupational groups, health status, regions). 3. contextualisation of the results and development of recommendations for actors in health and health education policy. 2019–2022
- Josi, R., Bianchi, M., & Brandt, S. K. (2020). Advanced practice nurses in primary care in Switzerland: an analysis of interprofessional collaboration. BMC Nursing, 19 (1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-019-0393-4
- Brandt, S. K. (2018). Direktzugang zur Physiotherapie: Empfehlungen der Stakeholder: Frequenz - Das Magazin des Departements Gesundheit der Berner Fachhochschule. Frequenz - Das Magazin des Departements Gesundheit der Berner Fachhochschule, (1), 40–41.
- Health2040 – Interprofessional Collaboration and Responsibility in Primary Care. Lecture, 19th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern, 2022
- Gesundheitsversorgung 2040 – interprofessionelle Zusammenarbeit und Verantwortung. Lecture, Schweizer Pflegekongress, SBK, Bern, 2022
- Gesundheitsversorgung 2040 – interprofessionelle Zusammenarbeit und Verantwortung. Lecture, Drei-Länder-Tagung – Fachtagung für Gesundheitsberufe, Verein zur Förderung der Wissenschaft in den Gesundheitsberufen (VFWG), Bern, 2022
- Stakeholder Involvement in the Health2040 Research Project. Lecture, Bridging Research, Policy and Practice: Annual Meeting of the SLHS - Public and Network Event, Swiss Learning Health System, Luzern, 2021
- Health Promotion in Swiss Primary Care – The Health Professionals’ Commitment and Barriers. Lecture, Swiss Public Health Conference 2021, Public Health Schweiz, Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), Bern, 2021
- The Health Professionals’ Willingness to Collaborate Interprofessionally. Lecture, 2nd International CNHW Conference 2021, Competence Network Health Workforce (CNHW) of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences in Health, Online, 2021
- Was wünschen sich MPK für ihre Arbeit im Gesundheitswesen der Zukunft? Presentation, MPK-Symposium, Schweizerischer Verband medizinischer Praxisfachpersonen SVA, Solothurn, 2022
- Health Professionals’ Perspectives Regarding Future Outpatient Primary Care. Presentation, Health2040: Begleitgruppen-Meeting 2021, Departement Gesundheitswissenschaften und Medizin, Universtität Luzern, Luzern/Online, 2021
- Online-Befragung zur Zukunft der ambulanten Grundversorgung. Presentation, SBK Kongress 2021, Schweizerischer Berufsverband der Pflegefachfrauen und Pflegefachmänner SBK, Bern/Online, 2021
- Innovativeness of Health Professionals in Switzerland. Presentation, Research Seminar in Health Sciences, Departement Gesundheitswissenschaften und Medizin, Universtität Luzern, Luzern/Online, 2021
- Health Professionals’ Willingness to Collaborate Interprofessionally - A Protocol of a Cross-Sectional Study. Presentation, PhD Colloquium Health Sciences, Departement Gesundheitswissenschaften und Medizin, Universtität Luzern, Luzern/Online, 2021