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Giovanna is a Research Officer in Pharmaco-economics at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicine Evaluation with a background in research methods and statistics. Previous to this post Giovanna worked as a researcher for Manchester City Council. She holds a MSc in Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Manchester and a MA degree in International Development: poverty, conflict and reconstruction from the University of Manchester. She is a trained quantitative researcher, with a particular focus on modelling large datasets to conduct statistical analysis by applying multi-level models and social network analysis. Giovanna joined CHEME in 2015 and started working on several projects. Giovanna contributed to the health economics analysis of the SYCAMORE clinical trial, which is a double blind, multicentre randomised controlled trial for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis associated uveitis. She is co-author of the SYCAMORE HTA report and of the related health economics paper. Giovanna recently contributed to the health economics analysis of the BASICS clinical trial and is co-author of the related HTA manuscript and stand alone paper (both currently under review). Giovanna is undertaking a PhD in Pharmaco-economics as a staff candidate. Her thesis will explore the applicability of different statistical methods (frequentist approach versus Bayesian) for trial based cost effectiveness analyses.