Imperial College London

Dr Ana Belen Espinosa-Gonzalez

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



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Dr Ana B Espinosa-Gonzalez (LMS, MSc, PhD) is a GP and post-doctoral researcher at the School of Public Health (SPH), Imperial College London. Her role at the SPH is part of a collaboration between the School and the NWL Integrated Care Board to identify and address the most pressing health needs and inequalities of NWL population. With this purpose, Ana works jointly with the School of Public Health and the NWL ICS Proactive Population Health Management and Health Inequalities (PPHMI) programme team to identify the research priorities for the ICB and translate these into specific projects in the SPH that can generate evidence and recommendations for the improvement of NWL population health and inequalities. 

Her broader research interests include comparative health systems and policy research and health service research, particularly aspects affecting care providers' behaviour and primary care delivery and their impact on health equity and quality. Before joining the SPH in September 2023, she was based in the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, working in the comparative assessment of long COVID care pathways in the NHS (LOCOMOTION project and the risk-stratification process for COVID-19 patients (RECAP project). 

Outside the college, she has worked with international actors, such as the OECD in the assessment of long COVID care pathways in the OECD countries, and the WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care in a project commissioned by the Spanish Ministry of Health to assess the primary care service in Spain and produce a set of policy recommendations for improvement. 

At the pre-doctoral stage, her PhD (Imperial College London, 2015-2020) involved the comparative assessment of the impact of primary care structure (mainly financing and regulation) on providers' behaviour, service organisation and health care outcomes in 24 WHO European Region countries. For her MSc in Global Health (Trinity College Dublin, 2014-2015), she conducted an assessment of the implementation of primary care reforms in Turkey. 

She combines her research career with her job as a general practitioner in the Canberra Old Oak surgery ( and Digital GP at Babylon/ eMed ( 



Fiorentino F, Prociuk D, Espinosa Gonzalez AB, et al., 2021, An early warning risk prediction tool (RECAP-V1) for patients diagnosed with COVID-19: the protocol for a statistical analysis plan, Jmir Research Protocols, Vol:10, ISSN:1929-0748

Fiorentino F, Prociuk D, Espinosa Gonzalez AB, et al., 2021, An Early Warning Risk Prediction Tool (RECAP-V1) for Patients Diagnosed With COVID-19: Protocol for a Statistical Analysis Plan, Jmir Research Protocols, Vol:10, Pages:e30083-e30083

Tsopra R, Frappe P, Streit S, et al., 2021, Reorganisation of GP surgeries during the COVID-19 outbreak: analysis of guidelines from 15 countries, Bmc Family Practice, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2296, Pages:1-16

Espinosa-Gonzalez AB, Neves AL, Fiorentino F, et al., 2021, Predicting Risk of Hospital Admission in Patients With Suspected COVID-19 in a Community Setting: Protocol for Development and Validation of a Multivariate Risk Prediction Tool, Jmir Research Protocols, Vol:10, ISSN:1929-0748

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