Antonia started with Health Data Research UK in April 2024 as part of the Capacity Building Team, and she manages HDR UK’s contribution to two regional Digital Health Hubs – NortHFutures in the North East of England, and LEAP in the South West. The Digital Health Hubs, funded by the EPSRC, aim to drive innovation in digital health by promoting knowledge and skills sharing across healthcare, academia and business sectors.

Antonia has a background in public health research, with a specialism in health financing of reproductive and maternal health services in low- and middle-income countries.  She trained, and later held a Fellowship in Health Finance, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has also worked extensively implementing global health programmes with consultancy firms and public sector organisations such as Marie Stopes International, where she was Senior Health Financing Advisor.

Antonia recently ran her own business as a mindfulness teacher for three years, through which she experienced the wealth of digital health innovation taking place in the UK and globally today. The exciting overlap between digital health and business has led her into the health data science sector. She is particularly interested in mental health tech and health equity.