Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate



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H4.4Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Susanna is a neonatal trainee doctor who is currently undertaking a PhD at Imperial College London looking at how routinely-recorded data can be used to involve parents more in their baby's care and improve their neonatal experience. She is leading the Better Use of Data to improve parent Satisfaction (BUDSproject. Originally from Thessaloniki, Greece, Susanna came to London in 2001. She studied medicine at Kings's College in London and has trained in paediatrics and neonatology in London.

The BUDS project is developing a written communication tool that uses routinely-entered electronic infant record data to provide individualised daily updates to parents of babies needing neonatal care. In future this will be incorporated into a digital medium (app/website) for better efficiency, wider generalisability and the potential to roll out across all NHS neonatal units.



Sakonidou S, Andrzejewska I, Webbe J, et al., 2020, Interventions to improve quantitative measures of parent satisfaction in neonatal care: a systematic review, Bmj Paediatrics Open, Vol:4, ISSN:2399-9772

Webbe J, Ali S, Sakonidou S, et al., 2019, Inconsistent outcome reporting in large neonatal trials: a systematic review, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:105, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:69-75

Sakonidou S, Andrzejewska I, Kotzamanis S, et al., 2019, Better use of data to improve parent satisfaction (BUDS): protocol for a prospective before-and-after pilot study employing mixed methods to improve parent experience of neonatal care, Bmj Paediatrics Open, Vol:3, ISSN:2399-9772

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