Maura is a PhD student at UCL, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, working on translational research between technology, cognitive assessment and clinical usability in Dementia. Her work aims to design visual interfaces to support clinicians in managing and understanding neurodegenerative disease progression models. She has an Academic background in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology, with a major proneness for multidisciplinarity. She first combined her studies with her passion for technology and human-computer interaction, collaborating with research teams in Padua and Helsinki University on Augmented Reality and Brain-Computer Interfaces. She also gained clinical experience as an intern neuropsychologist at Padua University Hospital - Department of Heart Surgery, following cognitive evaluation and rehabilitation of heart-transplanted, LVAD and post-coma patients.
Fascinated and inspired by UX and user-centred design in healthcare, her role in OHT is to bring her contribution to one-off events and meetups organisation, and to help in post-events feedback gathering.
Eleonora is Head of Digital and Tech Innovation at Reform, a Westminster based think tank. She started at there in June 2015 and has been involved with a wide variety of research projects ranging from assessing current issues with ways of measuring of public sector productivity to developing a model for performance assessment within prison using data envelopment analysis. Her work now focuses on how tech innovations can help deliver public service reforms. She believes that tech should not be seen as something that should simply be plastered over existing processes. Instead, it should be seen as a tool that should, if appropriate, be integrated into service transformation plans. Health tech is one of her main areas of interest.
She has a BSc in Social Policy with Government from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Economics of Public Policy from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics