Dr Samantha Roberts

12 - 13 February 2020
Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon

Industry expert

Dr Samantha  Roberts

Dr Samantha Roberts

NHS England, Director of Innovation and Life Sciences

Samantha Roberts has recently been appointed as NHS England's Director of Innovation and Life Sciences.

She originally trained as a doctor and practiced medicine in South Africa, the UK, and Australia before joining McKinsey and Company where she worked in a wide range of industries before specialising in healthcare.

After McKinsey she moved into the NHS as a senior manager at a large teaching hospital in London (UCLH) and a director in an Academic Health Sciences Centre and Network (UCLPartners).

Over the last five years she has become involved in research, working with health economic models to inform evidence-based policy, initially at the London School of Economics before moving to the University of Oxford to undertake a DPhil (PhD).

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