Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Honorary Research Associate







Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Stefania joined the NIHR London IVD Coop, based at Imperial College, as a research associate in Health Technology Assessment.

Stefania studied Biomedical Engineering at University of Pisa (Italy) and completed her PhD in Healthcare Innovation Management at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy). During her PhD, she visited the Public Health Science Department at Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden), and the Health Economics Research Centre at University of Oxford, to advance her knowledge on epidemiology and health economics. 

Stefania’s research focuses on applying a cross-disciplinary and multi-method approach able to support early, in a medical technology’s life cycle, the successful and cost-effective development of innovative medical devices. She is currently working on the field-testing of Medical device Key Evidence Tool (MedKET), designed to help developers assess how well equipped they are for successful product development.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Leal J, Manetti S, Buchanan J, 2018, The Impact of Hospital Costing Methods on Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: A Case Study, Pharmacoeconomics, Vol:36, ISSN:1170-7690, Pages:1263-1272

Volandri G, Di Puccio F, Forte P, et al., 2012, Model-oriented review and multi-body simulation of the ossicular chain of the human middle ear, Medical Engineering & Physics, Vol:34, ISSN:1350-4533, Pages:1339-1355


Manetti S, Ni M, Turchetti G, Development of Medical Device Key Evidence Tool ('MEDKET'): an evidence-based framework to explain device future success in selected European and US companies, MEMTAB Conference

Manetti S, Orsini N, Turchetti G, 2017, Early health economic models of new ambient assisted living (AAL) devices for falls prevention, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, ISSN:1101-1262

Manetti S, Burns RM, Turchetti G, 2017, Evidence-gathering across industry and academia on early health technology assessment (HTA) of medical devices: Survey design and piloting, IFMBE Conference, Pages:631-634, ISSN:1680-0737

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