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My name is Anni and I'm a PhD student at Warwick Business School (WBS) where I am part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EI) Group. Prior to joining WBS I obtained a B.A. in International Business from Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and Anglia Ruskin University Cambrige (UK). I also completed a MSc in Programme and Project Management from Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. In addition I worked for Siemens Healthcare in Philadelphia (USA) as a member the Project Management Office coordinating the implementation of Electronic Health Record Software, and for Siemens Energy in Berlin (Germany) in the field of Business Development for Turbomachinery.
I am interested in topics related to Healthcare, especially Medical Devices. My Bachelors thesis was a comparative study of the E.U. and U.S. regulatory framework for medical devices. My Masters thesis demonstrated how utilizing programme management methodology can improve the product registration process for medical devices, specifically across multiple countries.
The overall aim of my PhD research is to examine how interest groups in the European Union legitimise their action and establish an expert role. The project will seek to gain an understanding of the emergence and maintenance of social movements and explore the dynamics between interest groups and E.U. institutions. On a theoretical level my project aims to link Institutional Theory, Organisational Identity and Framing Processes. My empirical research will be a case study that focuses on the revison process of the medical device directives (as proposed by the European Commission) which occured as a result of the 2010 healthcare scandal concerning breast implants produced by French medical device manufacturer Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP).
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Warwick Business School (WBS) Scholarship
Berliner Programm zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit für Frauen in Forschung und Lehre (BCP)
IB382 - Project Management
Principal Learning Outcomes: identify and classify project stakeholders and define strategies for interacting with them; define the aim and objectives of a project and how they will be evaluated ; review the people issues of a project in a structured way, identify and characterise uncertainties and define strategies for managing them; develop a strategy for implementing a project in an organisation; critically appraise the various project management techniques and principles; explain how to plan resources in the execution of a project; explain how to prepare a project budget; define a system for planning and control of project progress; carry out a network analysis using activity-on-node precedence method; design a system for project financial management; prepare a project budgetary control statement.
When I’m not studying I keep myself busy as an Exec of the Risk Management Society at the University of Warwick by organising lectures, workshops and other events. Furthermore I am passionate about photography, travelling, (watching) football, books, cooking and tennis (despite an obvious lack of talent).
I am also teaching at local secondary schools in the Coventry/Birmingham area History and Philosophy for the Brilliant Club, an award winning non-profit organisation that exists to widen access to top universities for outstanding pupils from non-selective state schools.