Dr. ir. Valeria Pannunzio
Valeria Pannunzio is an Assistant Professor in Health Systems Design within the Design, Organisation and Strategy (DOS) of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE). Her research and education work revolves around the transformation of health systems towards increased efficiency and resilience, with particular attention to digital transformation.
Valeria is currently working as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge as part of Cambridge Public Health. She will be returning to Delft from June 2024 onwards.
Valeria obtained her PhD from TU Delft in 2023 with a thesis focused on the use of data in digital health design. During her PhD, she mentored seven master graduation projects in the health domain, developed and coordinated a new master elective course called Health Systems Transformation, and obtained two grants to further her research work. Before her PhD, she worked for two years as a Service Designer at Philips Experience Design, developing propositions in intensive care, remote monitoring, and cardiology.
- 2018 – 2023
PhD, Industrial Design, Thesis: Towards a convergent approach to the use of data in digital health design, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- 2014 – 2016
Master of Science in Design for Interaction, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- 2011 – 2014
Bachelor degree in Industrial Product Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- 2023 ─ now
University of Cambridge
Research Associate, working on interdisciplinary research projects across the Engineering Design Centre and Cambridge Public Health.
2016 ─ 2018
Philips Experience Design
Service Designer. Conducted user research, developed service concepts, fostered internal
ventures, and partnered with external clinical partners in innovation projects.
Lectures/Coaches students on:
Mentoring graduation projects in the CardioLab