Antonella Delmestri, PhD


Antonella Delmestri, PhD
Lead Health Data Scientist, Botnar Research Centre
University of Oxford

Antonella Delmestri is the data science lead for observational research and co-chair of the Big Health Data group at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford. Antonella is also one of the 2021-2022 Fellows of the Alan Turing Institute.

Antonella is an expert on real-world health data, including the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) GOLD and AURUM datasets routinely collected from primary care, and the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) datasets. She oversees the OHDSI infrastructure at NDORMS and the mapping of longitudinal datasets to the OMOP CDM. Antonella is also the driving force in the automation of data engineering, data mining and advanced curation of real-world data at NDORMS.

Antonella studied Computer Science at the University of Udine (Italy) and obtained a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Trento (Italy). After several years of developing firmware and software for electronic devices, in 2006 Antonella moved to the UK to join the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU) at the University of Oxford. She joined NDORMS in 2013 and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in 2019.