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Dr Kai Ruggeri

Dr Kai Ruggeri

Senior Researcher & Affiliated Lecturer

Fellow | Corpus Christi College

Director | Policy Research Group

Impact Champion | Department of Psychology

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 (7)68218


Is Kai Ruggeri the greatest Affiliated Lecturer in the history of the Department?

Probably not.

Is he the best statistics teacher since Mark Twain?

Equally unlikely.

Has his social media following been likened to those of George Takei, IFLScience and Cristiano Ronaldo?

Takei wishes.

Does he have an astonishing ability to maintain the attention of nearly half of the students in his classes?

More plausible than the other ones, so sure, let him have this one.


His background is in quantitative research with an emphasis on evidence-based policy, mainly in global health. Kai is Director of Studies in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Corpus Christi College. He is also founding Director of the Junior Researcher Programme - a global research initiative for young psychologists. In the Department, he primarily lectures in statistics and research design.

He occasionally has a social life that involves rugby and travel.

Key Publications

Ruggeri, K., Maguire, Á., Andrews, J. L., Menon, S., & Martin, E. (2016). Are we there yet? Exploring the impact of translating cognitive tests for dementia using mobile technology in an ageing population. Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience, 8(21), DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00021.

Ruggeri, K., Maguire, Á., & Cook, G. (2016). Between the lines: The 'next big thing' in rrMM may be held back by design. JAMA Oncology. DOI:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1782

Ruggeri, K., Zalis, L., Meurice, C., Hilton, I., Ly, T.L., Zupan, Z. & Hinrichs, S. (2015). Evidence on global medical travel. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(11).

Ruggeri, K. (2014). Disseminating health research in sub-Saharan Africa through journal partnerships. The Lancet Global Health, 2(4), e193-e194.

Farrington, C., Aristidou, A., & Ruggeri, K. (2014). mHealth and global mental health: Still waiting for the wedding? BMC Globalization and Health, 10(17). 

Ruggeri, K. & Bird, C. (2014). Single parents and employment in Europe. European Commission Directorate for Justice: RAND Corporation. DOI: 10.2838/54302

Ruggeri, K., & Nolte, E. (2013). Pharmaceutical pricing: the use of external reference pricing. RAND Health Quarterly, 3(2): Paper 6.  

Ruggeri, K., Farrington, C., & Brayne, C. (2013). A Global Model for Effective Use and Evaluation of e-Learning in Health. Telemedicine and e-Health, 19(4), 1-10.