I lead the DHI Project Portfolio Office and managing activities relating to strategic planning, project portfolio governance and performance.
I manage DHI’s Portfolio of Projects and the team that supports them. I also support strategic decision making around project selection and prioritisation. My role means I have oversight of DHI content, translating lessons learned from the project portfolio into new, improved approaches to digital health & care. I am also responsible for evolving the DHI innovation model.
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 (Edinburgh). I have 4 years working in public policy (Scottish Government and Parliament) and have had project, Programme, and portfolio Management training (Association of Project Management Practitioner, P30 Practitioner) 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.