Intelligent Health Ambassadors

 

 

 

Our esteemed health ambassadors play a critical role as we forge ahead with our plans to ensure that the development of health tech is inclusive, ethical and available to all – and that information which is factual and accurate is available for all. Watch this space – more ambassadors to join!

 

 

ANDREW SCHROEDER

VP Research and Analysis
Direct Relief

ANDREW SCHROEDER

VP Research and Analysis
Direct Relief

DR. ALLISON GARDNER

Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship and Co-Founder
Keele University and Women Leading in AI

DR. ALLISON GARDNER

Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship and Co-Founder
Keele University and Women Leading in AI

Dr Allison Gardner is a Teaching Fellow at Keele University and Programme Director for the Science Foundation Year. She teaches Bioinformatics in the School of Computing and supervises PhD and third year project students. Her research is focused on utilization of machine learning to predict disease, gender and computing, AI ethics and governance of AI.
She works on the IEEE P7000 Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and specifically P7003 on algorithmic bias, providing a framework for Algorithmic Impact Assessments. Allison speaks nationally on AI Ethics, machine bias and the need for diversity and regulation in the field of AI. She has acted as a consultant for a variety of companies on their AI ethics panels.
Allison is a local councillor and an experienced chair and campaigner. She chairs the Conservation Advisory Working Party, sits on the Economic Development and the Health scrutiny committees and is a school governor. She is an alumnus of the first cohort of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme.

DR. AMRITA KUMAR

Consultant Radiologist & AI Clinical Lead
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

DR. AMRITA KUMAR

Consultant Radiologist & AI Clinical Lead
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr. Amrita Kumar is a Consultant Radiologist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, with a sub-specialist interest in breast cancer screening. She is leading trust wide research collaboration to implement novel artificial intelligence software for improved patient outcomes. She has been appointed as AI Clinical Lead and is responsible for implementation and adoption of Artificial Intelligence practice within the Trust, working in conjunction with various stakeholders with a mission statement of patient-focused value-based healthcare.

DR. MATTHEW LUNGREN

Co-Director
Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

DR. MATTHEW LUNGREN

Co-Director
Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

DR. STEPHANIE KUKU

Senior Research Fellow
University College Hospital London

DR. STEPHANIE KUKU

Senior Research Fellow
University College Hospital London

Stephanie is an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur and Senior Research Fellow at UCL and UCLH where she was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Research in Oncology. Research Interests include Integrated Data Models for Cancer Monitoring, Survivorship and Longevity. A Clinician-Scientist with over 10 years experience, Stephanie has served on council on a National Cancer Society (BGCS) and is the Healthcare Ambassador of the global organisation Women in AI (WAI). She is a Scientific Advisor to WILD.AI and the Havas Lynx Faculty and on the Advisory Committee of the Social Impact Community, the Conduit, London.

FRANK HESTER

Founder and CEO
The Phoenix Partnership

FRANK HESTER

Founder and CEO
The Phoenix Partnership

Frank has always been at the forefront of IT innovation. In his early career he was instrumental in building technological infrastructure in the finance industry. Frank founded TPP in 1997 and pioneered integrated care – delivering his vision of connected care across all health settings. Today, TPP provides leading software that is transforming healthcare worldwide. Frank is active in all aspects of the company’s business operations, working alongside the teams in the development of TPP’s products and representing the company in the public domain.
Frank’s innovative vision is nationally recognised by the NHS, leading journals and healthcare organisations. In 2012, he was elected to the board of TechUK as a spokesperson for the healthcare IT sector. The following year, he was listed as one of the UK’s top 50 innovators in the national health publication, HSJ. In 2015, Frank was named on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List to be awarded with an OBE (Order of the British Empire), for his services to healthcare.
Frank has been invited on numerous government trade missions, representing the UK health industry around the world. He has visited countries such as China, India and Brazil as part of trade missions led by British Prime Minister, David Cameron and by Kenneth Clarke, QC, MP.

IAN NORTON

Managing Director
Respond Global

IAN NORTON

Managing Director
Respond Global

JOEL MYHRE

Humanitarian Technology Innovator
Pacific Disaster Centre

JOEL MYHRE

Humanitarian Technology Innovator
Pacific Disaster Centre

ANN AERTS

Head
Novartis Foundation

ANN AERTS

Head
Novartis Foundation

Ann Aerts has been Head of the Novartis Foundation since January 2013, an organization committed to having a transformational impact on the health of low-income populations. Ann holds a Degree in Medicine and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and a Degree in Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2014, Ann was nominated by PharmaVOICE as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the life science industry. Ann has authored numerous publications and is a member of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the Governing Council of the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the International Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health.

ROOPA DHATT

Executive Director & co-Founder
Woman in Global Health

ROOPA DHATT

Executive Director & co-Founder
Woman in Global Health

Dr. Roopa Dhatt is a passionate advocate for gender equality in global health and a leading voice in the movement to correct the gender imbalance in global health leadership. Determined to build a movement to transform women’s leadership opportunities in health, Dr Dhatt co-founded Women in Global Health in 2015. Today, Women in Global Health has more than 20,000 members in more than 90 countries and continues to grow. Dr Dhatt leads a team of 70 volunteers focused on supporting a diverse group of emerging women leaders, engaging global health executives to transform their own institutions, and growing the Women in Global Health movement. With more than 15 chapters on four continents, Women in Global Health is changing the conversation about women’s leadership in health at global, national and local levels.

Dr Dhatt is particularly committed to addressing issues of power, privilege, and intersectionality that keep many women from global health leadership roles and to opening up spaces for the voices of these women to be heard. Women in Global Health’s flagship Heroines of Health event provides a platform for women from diverse backgrounds to share their stories and to advance their leadership. As Co-Chair of the Gender Equity Hub in the Global Health Workforce Network, Women in Global Health published Delivered by Women, Led by Men which looking collectively for the first time at issues of leadership, decent work free from all forms of  discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, the gender pay gap, and occupational segregation—across the entire health workforce. In recognition of her work advancing gender equality in health, Dr Dhatt was recognized in the Gender Equality Top 100, the most influential people in global policy 2019.

Dr Dhatt is a regular speaker at global health events and has published her views on gender equality widely, including in the Lancet. Dr Dhatt also serves on several advisory bodies advancing gender equality in health, including the Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGS) Advisory Board, the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN), the Global Health 50-50 Advisory Council, the Global Health Council Advisory Council, and the GlobeMed Advisory Board. She has lead global campaigns relating to the health Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), health and climate change, the social determinants of health, and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), engaging people from more than 120 countries.


Dr Dhatt is a practicing primary care physician in Washington D.C. She completed her medical training in the Department of Internal Medicine (International Health Track) at Case Western Reserve University. She served as President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations and is the founder of the Young Voices, Youth: Pre-World Health Assembly (#yWHA). Dr Dhatt has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis, a Masters in Public Affairs from Sciences Po, Paris, France, and a Medical Degree from Temple University School of Medicine.