Dr Laura Sbaffi

Lecturer in Health Informatics

BSc (Urbino), MSc (Urbino), MA (Manchester Metropolitan), PhD (Trieste)




+44 (0)114 222 2686

I joined the Information School in June 2016. I started my academic career as Visiting Scholar at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge between 1996 and 2000. In the years following my PhD degree I held research positions at the University of Urbino (Italy), the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Australian National University (Australia). I then worked as research Scientist at the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (Geoscience Australia) for several years. In 2012 I completed my MA in Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and, immediately after, I joined the Department of Information and Communications there, where I worked in the Information and Interactions Research Group. In June 2015 I joined Ashfield Insight and Performance in Macclesfield as Healthcare and Scientific Researcher, where I specialised in current pharmaceutical market research strategies.

University Responsibilities

  • Head of the Health Informatics Research Group
  • Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Health Informatics
  • Unfair Means Officer
  • PT Student Advisor