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Daniela D'Andreta

Daniela D’Andreta is a Research Fellow at IKON (Innovation, Knowledge and Organisational Networks Research Unit) at Warwick Business School. She is currently working on the National Institute for Health Research project ‘Networked innovation in the health sector: comparative evaluation of the role of collaborations for leadership in applied health research and care (CLAHRC)’. Daniela is responsible for the social network analysis (SNA) component of this study, which will explore multi-level knowledge translation and innovation capabilities for health initiatives in the UK, US and Canada. 

Daniela is an Honorary Member of the Manchester Statistical Society, a Campion Grant holder and an Economic and Social Research Council scholar and has undertaken SNA research in academic, policy and consultancy settings. At a general methodological level, her work has focused on identifying and understanding complex patterns in ego-networks and whole-networks, particularly network inequality, where network structures may provide opportunities or constraints upon the activities of individuals and collectives. Other interests include knowledge translation and innovation, hybrid network cultures, epistemic and practice based network cultures and critical theory. 

Daniela undertook a doctoral research training programme the University of Manchester and is a member of the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis. During her studies, she taught on theoretical and practical modules in the Department of Sociology and Manchester Business School. Her PhD is entitled ‘Cohesion and fragmentation in urban networks: spatial, structural and ideational dimensions of resident interaction and consequences for deprived neighbourhoods’. Her thesis develops an analytical paradigm for conceptualising urban cohesion, which is empirically applied against a primary sample of resident networks. Daniela also has an MSc in Sociological Research (Distinction) and a BSc in International Politics (1st Class Honours) and prior to her academic career worked in policy research and business consulting.