Dr Antje Lindenmeyer MA PhD

Dr Antje Lindenmeyer

Institute of Applied Health Research

Contact details

Social Studies in Medicine
Institute of Applied Health Research
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Antje Lindenmeyer is a Lecturer in Qualitative Methods in the Institute of Applied Health Research. 

Antje’s background is in social sciences and her research interests centre on human interaction and understanding around health and illness, including the experience of living with illness and the social context of healthcare encounters.

As a member of the Social Science in Medicine Group Antje is contributing her expertise to research projects throughout the Institute of Applied Health Research.   She leads the Qualitative Research Methods module aimed at Postgraduate students and early career researchers and provides qualitative teaching and supervision for a wide range of students.


  • PG Cert in Post-Compulsory Education, University of Warwick, 2003
  • PhD in Gender Studies, University of Warwick, 2001
  • MA in Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies, University of Warwick, 1997
  • MA in German Studies, Media Studies and Philosophy, University of Cologne, 1995


Antje joined the School of Health and Population Sciences in April 2013. Her PhD research in Gender Studies focused on women writers’ autobiographies and their role as “myths of origin” from a philosophical, psychological and social perspective. After graduating in 2001, she moved to the Centre for Primary Health Care Studies at the University of Warwick as a Research Associate, ultimately advancing to a post as Senior Research Fellow.

During her time at Warwick Medical School, Antje was involved in a variety of projects in primary health care. Recently, she led on the case study design and analysis of a qualitative study on factors leading to high uptake in diabetic retinopathy screening (FLURRI). She also developed a wide range of teaching activities, focused on qualitative methods and critical appraisal and led the Qualitative and Comparative Research module for MSc and doctoral students.

She is now part of the qualitative research and teaching team led by Professor Sheila Greenfield, contributing to funding applications and developing nested qualitative studies as part of clinical research studies and trials. Research interests in medical sociology include the experience of providing / receiving care in the context of migrant health and the complexities of compassion in healthcare; she is also contributing to the synthesis of qualitative evidence for research development.


Postgraduate supervision

Antje welcomes doctoral students who are planning to use qualitative methods in the whole or parts of their research project. She is especially interested in the following areas:

  • Social science approaches to health and healthcare
  • Patient experience of  chronic illness
  • Interactions between health care providers and service users

Antje is currently supervising these Postgraduate students:

  • Bibiane Manga Atangana
  • Eniya Lufumpa
  • Dinush Lankage
  • Carol Sanders
  • Ryan Irvin
  • Mayada Ghweeba






Current research projects:

Meeting the healthcare needs of recently arrived migrants to the UK - the perspectives of primary care providers (PI). Funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research

Health and wellbeing in the era of superdiversity (co-PI in collaboration with the Institute for Research into Superdiversity). Funded by British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust

Acute Kidney Outreach to Reduce Deterioration and Death (AKORDD) – A pilot study to look at enhancing patient care, improving patient outcomes and reducing NHS costs (qualitative lead). Funded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit

Other activities

  • Member of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)
  • Member of the West Midlands Migrant Health Network
  • Member of the British Sociological Association
  • Member of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association
  • Personal Mentor for MBChB students


Lindenmeyer A, Redwood S, Griffith L, Ahmed S, and Phillimore J. (2016), Recent migrants' perspectives on antibiotic use and prescribing: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, published online 30 August 2016.  DOI: 10.3399/bjgp16X686809

Lindenmeyer A, Redwood S, Griffith L, Teladia Z, and Phillimore J. (2016), Experiences of primary care professionals providing healthcare to recently arrived migrants: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012561. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012561

Lindenmeyer A, Greenfield S, Greenfield C, and Jolly K. (2016), How do people with COPD value Different Activities? An adapted meta-ethnography of qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, Online Early.

Lindenmeyer, A., Sturt, J.A., Hipwell, A., Stratton, I.M., al-Athamneh, N., Gadsby, R., O’Hare, J.P., and Scanlon, P.H. (2014), How do primary care practices influence their patients’ uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening? A qualitative case study. British Journal of General Practice 64(625): e484-92.

Lindenmeyer, A., Bowyer, V., Roscoe, J., Dale, J. and Sutcliffe, P. (2013), Oral health awareness and care preferences in patients with diabetes: a qualitative study. Family Practice, 30: 113-118.

Bowyer, V., Sutcliffe, P., Ireland, R., Lindenmeyer, A., Gadsby, R., Graveney, M., Sturt, J. and Dale, J. (2011), Oral health awareness in adult patients with diabetes: a questionnaire study. British Dental Journal, 211: E12.

Lindenmeyer, A., Griffiths, F. and Hodson, J. (2011), 'The family is part of the treatment really': a qualitative exploration of collective health narratives in families. Health (London), 15: 401-415.

Lindenmeyer, A., Jamie, K., Griffiths, F. and Légaré, F. (2011), "They're made in factories and not by witches on the allotment": a qualitative study of midlife women in the united kingdom, exploring their approaches to complementary and alternative medicines. Health Care for Women International, 32: 1046-1067.

Lindenmeyer, A., Whitlock, S., Sturt, J. and Griffiths, F. (2010), Patient engagement with a diabetes self-management intervention. Chronic Illness, 6: 306-316.

Griffiths, F., Borkan, J., Byrne, D., Crabtree, B.F., Dowrick, C., Gunn, J., Kokanovic, R., Lamb, S., Lindenmeyer, A., Parchman, M., Reis, S. and Sturt, J. (2010), Developing evidence for how to tailor medical interventions for the individual patient. Qualitative Health Research, 20: 1629-1641.

Lindenmeyer, A., Griffiths, F., Green, E., Thompson, D. and Tsouroufli, M. (2008), Family health narratives: midlife women's concepts of vulnerability to illness. Health (London), 12: 275-293.