Phone: 0207 848 5641
Address: King’s College London
Cicely Saunders Institute
Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation
Denmark Hill, SE5 9PJ
Prior to joining CSI, Alessandra worked as a third-sector management consultant, supporting a range of health and community care providers in the UK. Alessandra holds an MSc in Global Health from Uppsala University, Sweden, and a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University, UK. During her studies, she worked as an intern at the Nuffield Trust and at the United Nations headquarters with the Every Woman Every Child EOSG team.
Her PhD aim is to investigate the meaning and feasibility of person-centredness in healthcare internationally, and to generate evidence-based recommendations for clinicians, policy makers and clinical trainers on how to implement quality, person-centred care. Working across sites in South Africa, Jordan, and Thailand, Alessandra is responsible for designing, coordinating and analysing qualitative interviews to understand the views and needs of patients suffering from serious illness, their caregivers and clinicians.
Her passions lie in working towards universal health coverage and transforming local health systems to improve patient experience. She is a strong believer in the power of interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, cross-country collaboration in addressing both global and local healthcare challenges.