Scuola superiore sant'anna

Post-doctoral fellow

Stefania Manetti

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  • January 2020 - Present: Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Laboratorio Management e Sanità (MeS), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy)
  • August 2018 - August 2019: Reasearch Associate in Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London (London, UK)
  • October 2014 - July 2018: Reasearch Assistant in Health Economics, Institute of Management, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • January 2013 - March 2013: Research Assistant in Bioinformatics, Department of Engineering IT, University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy)
  • October 2014 - May 2018: PhD in Healthcare Innovation Management (cum Laude), Institute of Management, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies; Thesis: “Incorporating Health Technology Assessment (HTA) into Medical Device R&D"
  • September 2016 - March 2017: Visting Scholar, Health Economics Reasearch Center (HERC), University of Oxford (Oxford, UK)
  • February 2016 - May 2016: PhD Visiting Student, Public Health Sciences Department, Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • January 2011 - May 2014: Master’s Degree in BioMedical Engineering (cum Laude), University of Pisa; Thesis: “Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of the Da Vinci Master Slave Manipulator in Italy"
  • October 2006 - December 2010: Bachelor’s Degree in BioMedical Engineering (110/110), University of Pisa

Selected publications

  • Leal, J., Manetti, S., & Buchanan, J. The impact of hospital costing methods on cost effectiveness analysis: a case study. PharmacoEconomics, 36(10), (2018). 1263-1272.
  • Manetti, S ; Burns, R.M., Turchetti, G. Evidence gathering across industry and academia on early Health Technology Assessment of medical devices: survey design and piloting. EMBEC & NBC 2017. Springer, Singapore, (2017). 631-634.
  • Turchetti, G.; Pierotti, F .; Palla, I.; Manetti, S.; Freschi, C.; Ferrari, V.; Cuschieri, A. Comparative health technology assessment of robotic assisted, direct manual laparoscopic and open surgery: a prospective study 543 551 SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY (2017) Volume nr. : 31. Issue nr. : 1
  • Volandri, G; Di Puccio, F; Forte, P; Manetti, S. Model oriented review and multi body simulation of the ossicular chain of the human middle ear. Medical engineering & physics (2012), 34(9), 1339 1355

Contributo su Rivista

Main research focuses

  • Multi-dimensional performance evaluation alongside biomedical technology lifecycle and clinical practice
  • Multi-stakeholder evidence generation
  • Real-World Evidence
  • Multi-method approach
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Organizational and human factors
  • Clinical pathway mapping
  • Delivery of healthcare
  • Diagnostics and medical devices

Presentations at International Conferences

  • World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, June 3rd -8 th, 2018
  • Manetti, S., Hanna, G., Ni, M. Field testing of Medical Device Key Evidence Tool (‘MeDKET’). Paper presented at the Research Afternoon Conference 2018, South Kensington, Imperial College London (London, UK)
  • Manetti, S., Ni, M. Predicting the organizational impact of biomedical innovation. Paper presented at the World Congress on Medical Physics & BioMedical Engineering 2018 (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Manetti, S., Ni, M., Turchetti, G. Development of Medical Device Key Evidence Tool (‘MEDKET’): an evidence-based framework to explain device future success in selected European and US companies. Paper presented at the MEMTAB Conference 2018, (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
  • Manetti, S., Burns, R.M., Turchetti, G. Evidence gathering across industry and academia on early Health Technology Assessment of medical devices: survey design and piloting. Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) 2017, (Tampere, Finland)
  • HTAi 14th Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy, June 16th-21st, 2017 
  • ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress, Milan, Italy, November 7th-11th, 2015 
  • R&D Management Conference 2015, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, June 23rd-26th, 2015 
  • International Workshop “HTA of the Da Vinci Master Slave Manipulator in Italy”, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, June, 2013 
  • Volandri, G.; Di Puccio, F.; Forte, P.; Manetti, S. Modellazione multibody dell'orecchio medio umano. Paper presented at the XX Congresso dell'Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica e Applicata 2011, Bologna (Italy)


  • Manetti, S. Managing Innovation in BioMedical Engineering: the problems and advantages of starting early. School of Engineering, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK), ABSPIE Seminar Series, February 2017
  • Manetti, S. Filling the gap between R&D and market access in early HealthTechnology Assessment. Health Economics Research Center (HERC), University of Oxford (Oxford, UK), HERC Seminar Series, October 2016


  • Since May 2020 Honorary Research Associate at London In-Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative, Imperial College London
  • From 2018 to 2020 Research Affiliate at the Institute of Management, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy)
  • Since 2016 member of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) board of the International Federation of Biomedical Engineering (IFBME)
  • Since 2016 member of the Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) section Patient & Publuc involvement (PPI)
  • From 2015 to 2018 President of the ISPOR Student Chapter at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy)


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