Daniela Gonçalves Bradley, PhD

Daniela has extensive experience in evidence synthesis, having conducted and published many systematic reviews and meta-analyses, covering a range of topics including diabetes, mental health, and organisation of care. Prior to joining Symmetron in 2021, Daniela was a systematic reviewer and managing editor with the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) group, where she led and managed systematic reviews of health systems interventions.

Daniela has a master’s degree in clinical psychology (University of Minho, Portugal) and a PhD in Medicine (University of Queensland, Australia). For her PhD thesis, Daniela assessed the prevalence and impact of anxiety disorders in Australian older adults using data from a nationwide survey of mental health and wellbeing. Daniela also conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of psychotherapeutic interventions for anxiety disorders in older adults. After graduating, Daniela joined the University of Oxford where she researched the use of patient-reported outcomes measures in clinical settings.


Serrano-Ripoll MJ, Meneses-Echavez JF, Ricci-Cabello I, Fraile-Navarro D, Fiol-deRoque MA, Pastor-Moreno G, Castro A, Ruiz-Perez I, Zamanillo Campos R, Gonçalves-Bradley DC. Impact of viral epidemic outbreaks on mental health of healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2020; 227:347-57.

Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Maria ARJ, Ricci-Cabello I, Villanueva G, Fonhus MS, Glenton C, Lewin S, Henschke N, Buckley BS, Mehl GL, Tamrat T, Shepperd S. Mobile technologies to support healthcare provider to healthcare provider communication and management of care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020; Issue 8. 

Miller KJ, Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Areerob P, Henessy D, Mesagno C, Grace F. Comparative effectiveness of three exercise types to treat clinical depression in older adults: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Ageing Research Reviews. 2020; 58:100999.

Gonçalves‐Bradley DC, Iliffe S, Doll HA, Broad J, Gladman J, Langhorne P, Richards SH, Shepperd S. Early discharge hospital at home. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017; 6(6).

Miloyan B, Bulley A, Bandeen-Roche K, Eaton WW, Gonçalves-Bradley DC. Anxiety disorders and all-cause mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016; 51(11): 1467-75.

Porter I, Gonçalves-Bradley D, Ricci-Cabello I, Gibbons C, Gangannagaripalli J, Fitzpatrick R, Black N, Greenhalgh J, Valderas JM. Framework and guidance for implementing patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice: evidence, challenges and opportunities. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 2016; 5(5): 507-19.

Gonçalves-Bradley DC, Gibbons G, Ricci-Cabello I, Bobrovitz NJH, Gibbons EJ, Kotzeva A, Alonso J, Fitzpatrick R, Bower P, van der Wees P, Rajmil L, Roberts NW, Taylor RS, Greenhalg J, Porter I, Valderas JM. Routine provision of information on patient-reported outcome measures to healthcare providers and patients in clinical practice. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015; 4.

Gonçalves DC, Byrne GJ. Interventions for generalized anxiety disorder in older adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 2012; 26(1): 1-11.

Gonçalves DC, Arnold E, Appadurai K, Byrne GJ. Case finding in dementia: comparative utility of three brief instruments in the memory clinic setting. International Psychogeriatrics. 2011; 23(5):788-96.