|Disease Areas:||Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington's Disease|
|Areas of expertise:||Computer Science, Health Informatics|
Anna is a PhD student in the field of Computer Science. She has a BSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business, and an MSc in Biostatistics from the University of Glasgow. Her research interests are Health Informatics, Machine Learning and Clinical Decision Support Systems. The focus of her PhD is on patients with rare neurodegenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington's Disease (HD), and their primary caregiver. The aim of her work is the development of predictive models, using state-of-the-art Machine Learning techniques, based on information collected from the affected individuals. These models can be used as Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) to provide clinicians with alerts when a patient or caregiver is at risk of experiencing psychological problems and with useful insights on the factors that are related to those problems. This way clinicians will be assisted when devising a personalised plan for the provision of the necessary support to the patient and their caregiver.