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Antonella Delmestri


Senior Database Manager

  • Big data management leader
  • CPRD fob holder
  • REDCap administrator

I am a computer scientist and software engineer at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in NDORMS. I am in charge of the data management of big health data routinely collected from national datasets, e.g. the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Office for National Statistics (ONS), etc. I am also responsible for the collection of new datasets for the Centre for Sports, Exercise and Osteoarthritis.

My aim is to deliver high-quality data management for clinical statistics by developing robust and automated processes regulated by Standard Operating Procedures. I am passionate about the impact that big data management can have in clinical research by contributing to performance, consistency, transparency and reproducibility of our deliverable results.


I graduated in Computer Science at Udine University and completed my PhD in Information and Communication Technologies at Trento University, Italy. I have worked for several years as analyst programmer and software engineer in companies developing firmware and software for electronic devices and became senior in that role.

In 2006 I moved to the U.K. to join the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU) at Oxford University, to become part of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group (EBCTCG). I was in charge as Senior Analyst Programmer of several clinical studies including the whole IT management of ATLAS (Adjuvant Tamoxifen Longer Against Shorter), a long-term randomized controlled clinical trial in breast cancer involving more than 15,000 women recruited from over 600 sites in more than 20 countries worldwide.

In 2013 I joined NDORMS as Database Manager to lead the data management of the Epidemiology Unit, whose main research interests focus on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fracture.

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