Anna De Simoni is a GP and Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care at Queen Mary University of London. She held a NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship between 2014-2018 and a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship between 2009-2011.
Through the development of innovative research methodologies and the use of digital interventions, her research focuses on adherence to medications in respiratory and cardiovascular conditions and self-management support for patients with long term conditions through online health communities.
She has published on Nature Protocols, Trend in Neuroscience, JMIR, British Journal of General Practice, Journal of the American Heart Association and BMJ Open, has won £5,056,587 in grant funding (£200k as PI and £4.8 m as co-applicant) from RCGP Scientific Foundation Board, Evelyn Trust, Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, NIHR, Barts Charity, Asthma UK, EU funding and Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals.
She is associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Clinical Adviser Programme, and has served as peer reviewer for national and international research grant programmes. She was on cohort 12 of the NIHR Trainee Leadership Programme and now co-leads the AUKCAR PPI.
She is holder of a 2016-17 NIHR symposium award ‘Online patients' communities in primary care research: ethics and research methods’ and 2018 Barts Health Innovation - runner up award ‘A novel network science approach to analyse and enhance social media to improve self-management of long-term conditions'.
She provides supervision to undergraduate (SSC) and postgraduate students (MSc and PhD). Her clinical work includes in-hours GP, urgent A&E and GP care in Out of Hours settings.