I lead on DHI’s technical strategy and am responsible for the way DHI support and delivers technical innovation. My main contribution is to apply systems thinking and methodologies in support of the overall DHI innovation model – creatively applying technology in ways that can bring about whole system change.
I bring a range of skills to DHI, including a Masters in Healthcare Management & Leadership (Stirling) as well as a Masters in Public Health Policy: Health Systems (Edinburgh). I have five years working in digital innovation, 4 years working in public policy (Scottish Government and Parliament) and have had project, programme, and portfolio management training and experience (2 years as a project manager for the NHS, 1 year as a programme manager for the NHS, 3 years as a portfolio manager for the DHI). My specialism is in Clinical Decision Support, Health & care technology and unscheduled care.
I am devoted to the idea that citizens can be empowered to take an active role in their own wellbeing. Health and care services need to learn how to work with people on their own terms. I think digital health offers tools to achieve this, and the DHI has the fresh perspective necessary to reconceive of the relationship between the citizen and those who might care for them.