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Speaker Biography

Melanie Leis is the Director of the Big Data and Analytical Unit, part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. Her focus is on leveraging data and analytics to support the decision-making process of policymakers and healthcare service managers. She co-leads the COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker, a joint project with YouGov that has been tracking global attitudes and behaviours related to COVID-19 since April 2020. Recently, she led the development of the report Harnessing the power of data: can reality catch up with ambition?, which gathered learnings from 5 case study organisations and 40+ experts from across the world on the use of data and analytics in health and social services. Before joining Imperial in 2018 Melanie worked for McKinsey & Company, where she supported healthcare organisations in the US and the UK through the use of analytics to improve quality and reduce cost of care.


Talk Abstract

Our COVID-19 Behaviour Tracker has been looking at behaviours and attitudes related to the pandemic since April 2020. In May 2021, we launched a report that highlighted key trends over the past year. In this talk, I will share some of our key findings, including insights on preventative behaviours (e.g. face mask use), reported life satisfaction and public trust.



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