Dr Cito Maramba

Dr Cito Maramba

EPIC Research Associate in eHealth (Digital Development)

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)


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 126, 95-104 , 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 , DOI 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