Crescenzo joined the Health and Social Care team as a researcher in January 2020. He is experienced in a number of research methodologies, including: qualitative netnography, thematic analysis, case studies, interpretative visual analysis, in-depth telephone and face-to-face interviews, focus groups, secondary data analysis, and participant observation. He is currently working on a range of projects including: a qualitative study using in-depth interviews exploring how individuals take decisions regarding their pensions; a rapid evidence assessment exploring consumer vulnerability in the funerals market; and an evaluation of cancer screening programmes in West London.
Crescenzo previously worked in a medical market research company, initially as a Field Researcher and then as a Project Manager. In these roles he moderated several qualitative interviews with different stakeholders (such as physicians, public health professionals, carers, and patients) and on a number of medical subjects (including pain, rare and ultrarare diseases, cancer, COPD, HIV, etc.). He also had the chance to manage the whole lifecycle of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods projects.
Crescenzo’s main research interests include ageing, mental health, use and abuse of legal and illegal drugs, public health initiatives and their implementation, health and LGBTQ+ population.