Chiara De Poli is a Research Assistant, pursuing research on health service management.
She holds an MSc in Public Management and a BSc in Public Management from Bocconi University, in Milan. Before joining LSE in 2011, Chiara worked in the field of evaluating EU co-funded programmes, both within academia and for a consulting firm in Italy.
Her current work within the SyMPOSE research programme, funded by the Health Foundation, focuses on approaches to improve service delivery and resource allocation in health systems. Within this stream of work she has taken part in a project aimed at improving the value of services for breathlessness.
Chiara is contributing to the dissemination of the STAR approach which has been developed by colleagues at LSE. STAR - Socio-Technical Allocation of Resources – is an approach to priority setting, to help commissioners and those planning services to allocate health resources to benefit patients in their community. In this area, she is currently involved in the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames with a multi-site project on the redesign of care pathways for diabetes, and has recently supported the piloting of the STAR approach at the Global Fund.