Imperial College London

Dr Grazia Antonacci

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate



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Grazia is Deputy Lead for the Innovation and Evaluation Theme at the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London (NIHR ARC NWL) within the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London where she is also member of the CHEPI (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation - Imperial College Business School).

Her research interests include the design, adoption, implementation, spread and sustainability of innovation in healthcare systems. She is involved in research exploring the use in practice of quality improvement methods and approaches as well as the implementation and spread of innovations in healthcare systems, including digital technologies and frugal innovations.

Grazia is board member of the Italian Association of Management Engineers in Healthcare and member of the Young Advisory Committee of the European Health Management Association (EHMA). She is also member of the NIHR Academy and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2017 Grazia was selected to join the European Health Parliament (Brussels) along with 55 professionals representing European member states.

She joined Imperial College London in February 2016. Her 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 she worked in pharmaceutical and consulting firms as well as in the administration of an Italian research hospital "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza".



Antonacci G, Ahmed L, Lennox L, et al., 2023, Oral health promotion in acute hospital setting: a quality improvement programme, Bmj Open Quality, Vol:12, ISSN:2399-6641, Pages:1-10

Antonacci G, Whitney J, Harris M, et al., 2023, How do healthcare providers use national audit data for improvement?, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:23, ISSN:1472-6963, Pages:1-17

Hindocha CN, Antonacci G, Barlow J, et al., 2021, Defining frugal innovation: a critical review, Bmj Innovations, Vol:7, ISSN:2055-8074, Pages:647-656

Antonacci G, Lennox L, Barlow J, et al., 2021, Process mapping in healthcare: a systematic review, Bmc Health Services Research, Vol:21, ISSN:1472-6963


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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