Advisory Board

We are proud to have an expert Advisory Board for STAMINA who each specialise in a specific area of the project’s scope. This is a permanent body and members of the board will be consulted throughout the project for feedback to ensure that we deliver the best possible outputs.

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David Baltar Boilève

David Baltar Boilève is Data Scientist and Business Analyst at Lucus Augusti University Hospital (Spain). He also works as a Data Scientist Researcher at the Galicia Sur Health Research Institute (Spain), as well as a Data & Process Mining Specialist. He is a specialist in business analytics with expertise in healthcare.

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Edward Dove

Edward Dove is Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation at the Law School, University of Edinburgh. His expertise is in data protection law, research ethics governance, and health research regulation. Edward is author of the open access monograph, Regulatory Stewardship of Health Research: Navigating Participant Protection and Research Promotion (Edward Elgar, 2020), and co-author of one of the leading medical law textbooks in the UK, Mason and McCall Smith’s Law and Medical Ethics (11th edn, Oxford University Press, 2019). 

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Chiara Fonio

Chiara Fonio is Research Associate at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Organisation Sciences, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam working in the EU H2020 project LINKS. She holds a PhD in Sociology and Methodology of the Social Research and has been involved in many EU-funded project, including DRIVER+ in which she co-developed the Trial Guidance Methodology with WWU. Before joining VU, she worked as a Project Officer (Scientific Research), at the Joint Research Centre (JRC, Ispra, Italy) of the European Commission.

Alois Leidwein

Alois Leidwein holds a PhD in Law and a PhD in Agronomy. Since 2012, he has been the Head of the Department for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety – AGES.  His responsibilities are research strategy and coordination, research services, development of cross-disciplinary research projects, international capacity building projects, training courses and stakeholder information. He worked for the diplomatic service at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the International Organisations in Geneva between 2002 and 2006. Previously, he worked as a political adviser for the Austrian Members of Parliament for fifteen years.

Daniela Manuc

Daniela Manuc is Professor at the Public Health Department, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania. She is working in the health quality domain and has significant experience working as a director in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of European Funds. She has been involved in the process of elaborating  health strategies and plans and was also responsible for the implementation of many EU-funded health projects at the national and international level.

Eduard Martin

Eduard Martín is CIO and 5G Director in Mobile World Capital Barcelona since January 2019, heading and coordinating the 5G National Observatory and the 5G Barcelona initiative. Martín is a computer engineer and a technical engineer in systems IT from the Open University of Catalonia, and a graduate in Information Technologies from Cambridge (UCLES). He has a certificate in innovation management from IESE and a track record of over 30 years in the ICT industry, both in the public and in the private sectors. In his professional career, he has worked for more than 25 years for the Barcelona City Council, specifically, at the Municipal Institute of Informatics. Later, he joined Sopra Steria, an international consultancy focused on digital transformation, in which he held the position of Director of Smart Cities and Strategy for the public sector for two years. In addition, he is Dean of the Illustrious College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia and president of the Association of ICT Professionals of Catalonia.


Alexandra Okada

Dr Alexandra Okada is a Senior Researcher of the Higher Education Academy and the Open University UK. She is also an honorary associate professor in Brazil and Portugal. Her expertise lies at intersections between Science Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, and Professional Development. Her work centres on co-creating new frameworks, methods and tools underpinned by Responsible Research and Innovation, to align scientific development with societal needs through the interaction of five sectors: 1. educational communities, 2. scientific institutions, 3. business and industry, 4. civil society organisations and 5. policymakers.

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Laura Petersen

Laura Petersen is a Senior Security Research Advisor at the International Union of Railways (UIC) and an integral part of the Covid-19 Task Force for Members team, which has produced five guidance documents and three state of the art papers to help the rail sector face the pandemic with RAILsilience (available at She also has previous experience working on EU H2020 projects dealing mainly with crisis management and resilience.

Costas Piliounis

Costas Piliounis is the Managing Director of PNValue and a Professor at Rome Business School. His educational background includes a degree in Chemistry from the University of Patras and an MSc in Food and Management Sciences from the University of London. He has significant experience working in the Health Care industry. Whilst working for Novo Nordisk for thirty years, his roles included Head of Marketing and Business development in international operations, Head of Spain and Portugal, Head of Middle East and Africa, and Head of Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta.


Ravi Prakash

Dr. Ravi Prakash is an Assistant Professor in the Electronics Department at Carleton University. His research contributions are primarily in the fields of non-invasive biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics, Lab-on-Chip devices, soft-wearable systems for continuous health monitoring, and environmental monitoring sensors. Dr. Prakash oversees the Organic Sensors and Devices Laboratory (OSDL) at Carleton, which has active research projects in label-free chemical and biological sensors, screen-printed bio-electronic microsystems, flexible organic electronic components for wearables and human-device interfacing. Dr. Prakash is a licensed professional engineer in Canada, and a member of several technical and health research organizations including Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Sensors Council, and he is the co-lead of the novel detection and diagnosis team for the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN).

Seref Sagiroglu

Seref Sagiroglu is the Managing Director of Futuretech and a Professor at Gazi University. His educational background includes a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Erciyes and a PhD Degree from Cardiff University, UK. Prof. Sagiroglu has an outstanding academic record with h-index=35; i10-index=110; more than 7000 citations, more than 60 SCI/SSCI Indexed Articles; more than 100 National and International Indexed Articles; more than 200 National and International Conference and Symposium Articles; Author and/or Editor More than 20 Books; Editor of 3 Open Source Books; more than 15 Patents; more than 50 national and international conferences, symposium or workshops as chairman, co-chairman, or committee members. He has also had such duties as: members of IEEE and ACM; President and Executive Committee Member of Information Security Association; President and Member of Turkish Science and Research Foundation; Member of IEEE Biometric Task Force; President of IPv6 Council Turkey and has delivered as an invited or keynote speaker at more than 500 events in the topics of Information Security, Big and Open Data, Cyber Security and Defense, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Neural Networks, Software Engineering, Privacy, Biometrics, Innovation Culture Creation and IPv6.