Dr Cito Maramba

Dr Cito Maramba

Research Assistant - Human Computer Interface and Design

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


Research Assistant, Ehealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC)


  • BS Biology University of the Philippines Diliman 1988
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) University of the Philippines Manila 1993
  • MSc Health Information Science University of Warwick 2002
  • MPhil / PhD student, University of Plymouth 2018-present

Research interests

  • Health Informatics
  • Ehealth and Elearning
  • Patient experience in Primary Care
  • Person centred coordinated care
  • Health Service Research
  • Computerised analysis of free text
  • Natural language processing
  • User Experience (UX) research in digital health technologies

Key publications are highlighted

Maramba I, Chatterjee A & Newman C 2019 'Methods of Usability Testing in the Development of eHealth Applications: A Scoping Review' International Journal of Medical Informatics Author Site , DOI PEARL
Burt J, Abel G, Elliott MN, Elmore N, Newbould J, Davey A, Llanwarne N, Maramba I, Paddison C & Campbell J 2018 'The Evaluation of Physicians’ Communication Skills From Multiple Perspectives' The Annals of Family Medicine 16, (4) 330-337 , DOI PEARL
Burt J, Campbell J, Abel G, Aboulghate A, Ahmed F, Asprey A, Barry H, Beckwith J, Benson J & Boiko O 2017 'Improving patient experience in primary care: a multimethod programme of research on the measurement and improvement of patient experience' Programme Grants for Applied Research 5, (9) 1-452 , DOI PEARL
Davey AF, Roberts MJ, Mounce L, Maramba I & Campbell JL 2016 'Test–retest stability of patient experience items derived from the national GP patient survey' SpringerPlus 5, (1) , DOI PEARL
Burt J, Abel G, Elmore N, Newbould J, Davey A, Llanwarne N, Maramba I, Paddison C, Benson J & Silverman J 2016 'Rating Communication in GP Consultations: The Association Between Ratings Made by Patients and Trained Clinical Raters' Medical Care Research and Review , DOI PEARL
Maramba ID, Davey A, Elliott MN, Roberts M, Roland M, Brown F, Burt J, Boiko O & Campbell J 2015 'Web-Based Textual Analysis of Free-Text Patient Experience Comments From a Survey in Primary Care' JMIR Medical Informatics 3, (2) e20-e20 , DOI PEARL
Roberts MJ, Campbell JL, Abel GA, Davey AF, Elmore NL, Maramba I, Carter M, Elliott MN, Roland MO & Burt JA 2014 'Understanding high and low patient experience scores in primary care: analysis of patients' survey data for general practices and individual doctors' BMJ 349, (nov11 3) g6034-g6034 , DOI PEARL
Osborne LA, Gareth Noble J, Maramba IDC, Jones KH, Middleton RM, Lyons RA, Ford DV & Reed P 2013 'Outcome measures for multiple sclerosis' Physical Therapy Reviews 19, (1) 24-38 , DOI
Osborne LA, Lockhart-Jones HM, Middleton RM, Thompson S, Maramba IDC, Jones KH, Ford DV & Noble JG 2013 'Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to the Use of an Internet-Register for Multiple Sclerosis' International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics 8, (1) 1-16 , DOI
Ford DV, Jones KH, Middleton RM, Lockhart-Jones H, Maramba IDC, Noble GJ, Osborne LA & Lyons RA 2012 'The feasibility of collecting information from people with Multiple Sclerosis for the UK MS Register via a web portal: characterising a cohort of people with MS' BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 12, (1) , DOI PEARL
Osborne LA, Noble JG, Lockhart-Jones HM, Middleton R, Thompson S, Maramba IDC, Jones KH & Ford DV 2012 'Sources of Discovery, Reasons for Registration, and Expectations of an Internet-Based Register for Multiple Sclerosis' International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics 7, (3) 27-43 , DOI
de Looy A, Naumann E, Govers E, Jager MJ, Liddell J, Maramba IDC & Cuervo M 2010 'Thematic Network DIETS mapping dietetic education in Europe 2006–2009: comparisons to the European Academic and Practitioner Standards for Dietetics' Actividad Dietética 14, (3) 109-119 , DOI
Jones RB, Maramba I, Boulos MNK & Alexander T 2009 'Use of Live Interactive Webcasting for an International Postgraduate Module in eHealth: Case Study Evaluation' Journal of Medical Internet Research 11, (4) e46-e46 , DOI
Williamson GR, Maramba I, Jones RB & Morris J 2009 'Undergraduate Nurses’ and Midwives’ Participation and Satisfaction with Live Interactive Webcasts' The Open Nursing Journal 3, 1-9 Author Site PEARL
Williamson G, Maramba I, Jones R & Morris JM 2009 'Undergraduate nurses’ and midwives’ participation and satisfaction with live interactive webcasts' The Open Nursing Journal 3, 1-9 PEARL
Endacott R, Kamel Boulos MN, Manning BR & Maramba I 2009 'Geographic Information Systems for healthcare organizations: a primer for nursing professions' Comput Inform Nurs 27, 50-56
Kamel Boulos MN & Maramba I 2009 'Pitfalls in 3-D Virtual Worlds Health Project Evaluations: The Trap of Drug-trial-style Media Comparative Studies' Journal of Virtual Worlds Research 2, (2) Publisher Site
Kamel Boulos MN, Maramba I & Wheeler S 2006 'Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education' BMC Medical Education 6, (41) Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Tolentino H, Marcelo A, Marcelo P & Maramba I 2005 'Linking Primary Care Information Systems and Public Health Information Networks: Lessons from the Philippines' CONNECTING MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND BIO-INFORMATICS 116, 955-960 Author Site
Herman T, Marcelo A, Marcelo P & Maramba I 2005 'Linking primary care information systems and public health vertical programs in the Philippines: an open-source experience' AMIA Annu Symp Proc 311-315 Author Site
Tolentino H, Marcelo A, Marcelo P, Sy MI, Yoingco M, Betan A & Maramba I 2005 'The Evolution of a Community-based Child Injury Surveillance Project' Media Asia 32, (3) 174-179 , DOI
Castro J, Wolf F, Karras B, Tolentino H, Marcelo A & Maramba I 2003 'Critically Appraised Topics (CAT) peer-to-peer network' AMIA Annu Symp Proc Author Site
Freeman JA 2009 'Patient preferences for online person-person support' in Panteli N Virtual social networks Palgrave MacMillan 52-75
Jones R, Kamel Boulos MN, Maramba I, Skirton H & Freeman J 2009 'Patient preferences for online person-person support' in Panteli N Virtual Social Networks: Mediated, Massive and Multiplayer sites' Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan, 52-74
Jones R & Maramba I 2008 'Tailoring and Webcasting for Patient and Student Health Education' in Lipshitz AR; Parsons SP E-Learning: 21st Century Issues and Challenges Nova Science Publishers, Inc 225-234