Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate



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Estera Boncea is a doctoral student based in the Global Digital Health Unit, with an interest in patient flow and nosocomial infections.

Her doctoral work leverages routinely collected data to investigate novel risk factors and transmission patterns of infectious pathogens in hospitals. Her primary research focuses on utilising mathematical modelling, data visualisation and qualitative methods to assess the impact of patient movement within and between hospitals on the risk of becoming infected.

Prior to beginning her PhD Estera spent a year working in healthcare communications consulting, and obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from Imperial College London. 

Estera is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP).



Boncea EE, Expert P, Honeyford K, et al., 2021, Association between intrahospital transfer and hospital-acquired infection in the elderly: a retrospective case-control study in a UK hospital network., Bmj Qual Saf, Vol:30, Pages:457-466

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