Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Global Health Innovation

Honorary Research Fellow



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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Policy Fellow in Health Innovation at Imperial College London's Institute of Global Health Innovation, working closely with innovators in digital health from the public and private sector in the day-to-day development and delivery of policy and research projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and growing the programme of work on testing, evaluation and evidence generation for digital health technologies.
  • Leading other activities in the area of health innovation. For example, developing strategies to accelerate implementation of innovative solutions and working on policy papers related to digital health.

Almost 10 years' experience in Ireland, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, working across clinical medicine, as Chief Medical Officer of digital health startup Full Health Medical, and in management consulting with McKinsey & Company.

Studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from INSEAD in France.

Selected Publications


Ghafur S, Fontana G, Halligan J, et al., 2020, NHS data: Maximising its impact on the health and wealth of the United Kingdom

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