Ana is starting her Doctorate studies in autoimmune/inflammatory oral mucosal diseases which are a great area of interest to her.
She also has a research interest in Sjogren’s syndrome
During her career Ana has been actively involved in research projects including NIHR portfolio TRACTISS study,a Randomized Control trial that studied the effects of anti-B cell therapy for primary Sjögren’s syndrome.
She also collaborated with the LEONIDAS study: the aim of this pilot study was to study the effects of the use of electro-stimulator device to treat dry mouth in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome. This will feed into the multicenter study SALRISE which she intends to participate in 2017.
She is currently involved in OASIS study. This study aims to enrol patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome attending the multidisciplinary Sjogren’s clinic at QEH into a large, long-term observational study. This includes comprehensive baseline assessments and yearly follow ups in order to create a well-established cohort with will support future translational research, better understanding of the disease and newer therapies.
She carried out a systematic review in salivary gland pathology in children and adolescence during her Master in Oral Medicine.