Imperial College London

Dr Grazia Antonacci

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



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My research interests include the design, adoption, implementation and sustainability of innovation in healthcare systems. I am currently involved in research on the introduction of methods, approaches and technologies designed to improve the quality of health and healthcare services as well as in the development of a global health innovation index aimed at comparing indicators of healthcare innovation across countries.
I joined Imperial College Business School in February 2016 where I work in collaboration with the National Institute for Healthcare Research CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) North West London.
My education includes a Master’s Degree in Science in Industrial and Management Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, a Postgraduate Master’s Degree in Management of Healthcare Organizations from the Cattolica University in Rome and a European PhD in Enterprise Engineering from the Tor Vergata University of Rome, in collaboration with Imperial College London.
Before joining Imperial College I worked in pharmaceutical and consulting firms as well as in the administration of an Italian research hospital "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza".



Antonacci G, Lennox L, Barlow J, et al., 2021, PROCESS MAPPING IN HEALTHCARE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW, Bmc Health Services Research, ISSN:1472-6963

Antonacci G, Reed JE, Lennox L, et al., 2018, The use of process mapping in healthcare quality improvement projects, Health Services Management Research, Vol:31, ISSN:0951-4848, Pages:74-84

Antonacci G, Fronzetti Colladon A, Stefanini A, et al., 2017, It is rotating leaders who build the swarm: social network determinants of growth for healthcare virtual communities of practice, Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol:21, ISSN:1758-7484, Pages:1218-1239

Antonacci G, Calabrese A, D'Ambrogio A, et al., 2016, A BPMN-Based Automated Approach for the Analysis of Healthcare Processes, 2016 Ieee 25th International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (wetice)


Antonacci G, Reed JE, Sriram V, et al., 2018, Quality Improvement through Interactive Simulation, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Pages:29-30, ISSN:1353-4505

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