Anna De Simoni is a GP and Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
She was previously a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where she is now a visiting researcher and subsequently a NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at QMUL.
Anna De Simoni graduated from the University of Milan where she went on to complete her PhD in Neurophysiology. She went to University College London for her first postdoctoral position where she obtained a Marie Curie Individual Research Fellowship (EU funded).
She is currently leading a multidisciplinary programme on digital health, in particular developing new methodologies in the evaluation of online health networks. This achieved through an interdisciplinary team including social network analysis, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, information governance, ethic and medical law expertise.
Her current research interests include:
1) Online health communities for patients with long term conditions as
- source of research data
- self-management support intervention and its integration within primary care services.
2) Adherence to medications in chronic conditions (stroke, hypertension, diabetes, asthma), and the use of technology to improve and monitor adherence.
3) Rehabilitation after stroke.