Dr Tonucci attended St Michaels Convent School in North London and graduated as a doctor from Bristol University in 1995. Before starting anaesthesia training she gained valuable experience in paediatrics, general medicine and emergency medicine, including a year in Sydney Australia specialising in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. In 2001 Daniela began specialist training in Anaesthesia at the Bristol School of Anaesthesia.
Dr Tonucci undertook structured pain training at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, and continued advanced pain training with a senior pain fellowship at the Imperial NHS Trust, London. Her fellowship training was in chronic pain medicine with advanced cancer pain and palliative care pain management. Later Dr Tonucci gained the Fellowship of the faculty of pain medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
After training as an anaesthetist and completing her training from the Central London School of anaesthesia in 2010. Later working as a NHS Consultant in Pain medicine and Anaesthesia at the Royal Surrey County Hospital where she developed the Cancer Pain Service and intrathecal drug delivery service.
A keen educator Daniela also gives many educational talks to medical staff, trained as an educational supervisor and regularly teaching general practitioners Daniela presents posters at pain meetings and has had many presentations nationally and internationally.