Marianne Markowski

Dr Marianne Markowski MA, PhD

Research Fellow

In Dec 2020 Marianne Markowski joined the Institute for Lifecourse Development at the University of Greenwich, where she directly supports as Research Fellow the Centre for Professional Workforce Development and the Centre for Physical Activities and Rehabilitation. She is further associated with the School of Health Sciences and supports research, teaching and supervision in a number of courses.

In 2016 Marianne completed 7 years of practice-based PhD research, which involved designing online social interaction for and with older people at Middlesex University. For this, she built her research tool the Teletalker, which was a simple to use online video presence device and with which she carried out design research interventions. Her PhD research was preceded by an MA in Design for Interactive Media in 1999. Between her masters and PhD research Marianne has worked as Accessibility and Usability Consultant, as well as a User Experience Design Consultant for over 10 years in various industry sectors including Retail, Telecoms, Government, Banking and Charities.

She is a co-founder of the Affective Experiences Network, which specialises in media art, design and research. This project was originally an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project for the development of new research skills, led by a consortia of 4 universities in London.

Marianne is passionate about inter- and transdisciplinary research and is therefore well-placed in the Institute for Lifecourse Development, which carries out a variety of research and knowledge exchange projects between its 7 centres and with partnering organisations or faculties. Her research interests can be described with the following 5 keywords: Healthcare workforce, Co-Design, Technology, Intergenerational Engagement, Education.

Previously Held Posts:

  • 2018-2020, Lead Research Fellow in the Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) project, funded by Health Education England
  • 2017-2018, Lead Research Fellow in the Nurse Retention Project funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing
  • 2016-2017, Research Fellow at the Centre for Positive Ageing at the University of Greenwich
  • 2009-2016, PhD Middlesex University, Studentship funded by the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Art (LCEA)
  • 2007-2009, UX Design Consultant and Account Manager, Webcredible
  • 2005-2007, User Experience Design Consultant, Freelance
  • 2004-2005, ‘3’ mobile phones Usability specialist for handsets and mobile net

Responsibilities within the university

  • Supporting the development of the Centre for Positive Ageing
  • Carrying out multidisciplinary, high quality and impactful research
  • Developing research proposals for major funders
  • Developing the Centre's media profile and a schedule of themed talks and workshops with leading researchers
  • Other key areas of the Centre's current focus includes the organisation of health and social care services; comparisons of older adults' experiences in different countries and among different social groups in the UK; how long-term conditions such as diabetes affect quality of life; older people and the arts and housing for older people.


  • BCS - Special Interest Group Accessibility
  • Design for All Research Group at Middlesex University
  • Design Research Society
  • British Society for Gerontology
  • International Society for Gerontechnology
  • Reviewer for annual conference at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA London)

Research / Scholarly interests

Marianne is currently involved in research funded by the Institute of Integrated Care, exploring the use of visual 'personhood boards' in care homes and specialising in dementia care with staff, residents and family members.

Scholarly interests include the co-design processes, digital arts, older people and technology, plus older people and the arts.

In addition Marianne has a particular interest in affective experiences and organization and delivery of person-centred care.

Key funded projects

2016 Institute of Integrated Care: Exploring Visualization of Personhood on Pin Boards within Care Homes specialising in Dementia Care.

Recent publications


Cleaver, Karen , Don, Caroline, Chojnacka, Irena, Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie , Markowski, Marianne (2022), A systematic scoping review of Undergraduate Nursing Hub and spoke placement models. MA Healthcare Limited. In: , , , . MA Healthcare Limited, British Journal of Nursing ISSN: 0966-0461 (Print), 2052-2819 (Online) (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Jameson, Jill , Rumyantseva, Nataliya, Cai, Minjie, Markowski, Marianne , Essex, Ryan , McNay, Ian (2022), A systematic review, textual narrative synthesis and framework for digital leadership research maturity in Higher Education. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computers and Education Open, 3: 100115 . pp. 1-27 ISSN: 2666-5573 (Print), (doi:

Nicholls, Liz , Markowski, Marianne, Foster, John (2022), Hiring apprentices in practices to boost digital access, efficiency and access new funding. Cogora. In: , , , . Cogora, Pulse, Management in practice (doi:,Liz%20Nicholls%2C%20Marianne%20Markowski%20and%20John%20Foster%20explain).

Markowski, Marianne , Yearley, Carole, Bower, Heather, Hayford, Wilhelmina , Rugge, Ethel , Chatterley-Stettler, Susanne (2022), The experience of implementing Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) in a London maternity ward. MA Health. In: , , , . MA Health, The British Journal of Midwifery, 30 (9) ISSN: 0969-4900 (Print), (doi:

Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie, Markowski, Marianne, Gurnett, Philip , Slee, Robin , Cleaver, Karen , Stiell, Marlon , Jagodzinski, Lee (2022), A systematic mapping literature review of ethics in healthcare simulation and its feasibility. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 73 . pp. 48-58 ISSN: 1876-1399 (Print), (doi:

Ugiagbe, M , Liang, Liu, Markowski, Marianne, Allan, Helen (2022), A critical race analysis of structural and institutional racism: Rethinking overseas registered nurses' recruitment to and working conditions in the United Kingdom. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Nursing Inquiry: e12512 ISSN: 1320-7881 (Print), 1440-1800 (Online) (doi:

Markowski, Marianne , Yearley, Carole, Bower, Heather (2022), Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) in a London maternity ward-a qualitative pilot study. Elsevier - Churchill Livingstone. In: , , , . Elsevier - Churchill Livingstone, Midwifery, 111: 103360 ISSN: 0266-6138 (Print), 1532-3099 (Online) (doi:

Ade-Ojo, Gordon , Markowski, Marianne, Essex, Ryan, Stiell, Marlon , Jameson, Jill (2022), A systematic scoping review and textual narrative synthesis of physical and mixed-reality simulation in pre-service teacher training. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning . pp. 1-14 ISSN: 0266-4909 (Print), 365-2729 (Online) (doi:

Vseteckova, Jitka , Markowski, Marianne, Miller, Denise A, Stoner, Charlotte R. , Smith, Lorraine , Rumyantseva, Nataliya , Miles, John , Leu, Agnes , Berger, Fabian , Jones, Kerry (2022), The uses of peer learning with older adults in formal, non-formal and informal learning activities. National Institute for Health Research - University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. In: , , , . National Institute for Health Research - University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews, 2022 (CRD420) . pp. 1-6 (doi:

Epps, Beth , Markowski, Marianne, Cleaver, Karen (2021), A rapid review and narrative synthesis of the consequences of non-inclusive sex education in UK schools on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning young people. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, The Journal of School Nursing ISSN: 1059-8405 (Print), 1546-8364 (Online) (doi:

Telfer, Julia , Markowski, Marianne, Duthoit, Susannah, Malamateniou, Christina , Smith, Deborah (2021), Prisoners’ feedback on a formally set-up peer mentoring scheme in a prison in South East England. HM Prison Service. In: , , , . HM Prison Service, Prison Service Journal, 256: 6 . pp. 30-37 ISSN: 0300-3558 (Print), 0300-3558 (Online) (doi:

Cleaver, Karen , Markowski, Marianne, Wels, Jacques (2021), Factors influencing older nurses’ decision-making around the timing of retirement: an explorative mixed method study. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Nursing Management ISSN: 0966-0429 (Print), 1365-2834 (Online) (doi:

Essex, Ryan , Markowski, Marianne, Miller, Denise (2021), Structural Injustice and dismantling racism in health and healthcare. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Nursing Inquiry, 29: e12241 (1) ISSN: 1320-7881 (Print), 1440-1800 (Online) (doi:

Markowski, Marianne , Bower, Heather, Essex, Ryan, Yearley, Carole (2021), Peer learning and collaborative placement models in health care: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis of the literature. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30 (11-12) . pp. 1519-1541 ISSN: 0962-1067 (Print), 1365-2702 (Online) (doi:

Markowski, Marianne , Cleaver, Karen, Weldon, Sharon Marie (2020), An integrative review of the factors influencing older nurses’ timing of retirement. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 76 (9) . pp. 2266-2285 ISSN: 0309-2402 (Print), 1365-2648 (Online) (doi:

Markowski, Marianne and , (2020), The Teletalker – A Design Researcher’s Tool to Explore Intergenerational Online Video Connectivity in-the-Wild. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Societies, 10: 25 (1) ISSN: 2075-4698 (Print), 2075-4698 (Online) (doi:

Conference item

Essex, Ryan , Weldon, Sharon Marie, Markowski, Marianne, Gurnett, Philip , Stiell, Marlon , Jagodzinski, Lee , Slee, Robin , Cleaver, Karen (2022), Reporting on a systematic mapping literature review of ethics in healthcare simulation. In: Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex Inaugural SimNet Conference, 23rd May 2022, University of Surrey , . , (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Walker, Brendan and , Markowski, Marianne (2017), The Megafobia V-armchair thrill-seeking experience for older audiences - An artistic intervention at Age UK Barnet. In: Electronic Visualization of the Arts (EVA), Tuesday 11th July – Thursday 13th July 2017, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA , EVA London 2017. , . pp. 1-2 ISSN: 14779358 (Print), (doi:

Conference proceedings

Passmore, P. J. , Tennent, P., Walker, B., Philpot, A. , Le, H. , Markowski, M. , Karamanoglu, M. (2017), Archives of thrill: the V-Armchair experience. The Eurographics Association. In: , , In: R. Lindeman, G. Bruder, D. Iwai (eds.), ICAT-EGVE 2017: Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments. The Eurographics Association, . ISBN: 9783038680383ISSN: 1727-530X (Print), (doi:


Markowski, Marianne and , Foster, John (2022), Evaluation of the digital support technician apprenticeship scheme as currently implemented by Bexley Training Hub. NHS Trust South East London, Clinical Commissioning Group. In: , , , . NHS Trust South East London, Clinical Commissioning Group, London (1st) (doi: ).

Markowski, Marianne and , Foster, John (2021), Evaluation of the digital support technician apprenticeship scheme as currently implemented by the Bexley training hub. The University of Greenwich. In: , , , . The University of Greenwich, London, UK (1st) (doi: