NHS England, Transformation Directorate
Claire is based at the Centre for Improving Data Collaboration as the Deputy Director and SRO for the Data for R&D Programme. She oversees development and delivery of NHS England coordinated investments in health data for R&D, to support the ambitions of the Life Sciences Vision and Vision for future of UK Clinical Research Delivery. Her team supports investments to enable R&D and innovation using health data with a goal to improve patient care (through improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment options), disease understanding, and NHS performance. Prior to joining CIDC Claire was the CEO of the world-leading UK National Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligent in Medical Imaging (NCIMI), at the University of Oxford. Claire's academic research focused on neuroscience, with an interest in neuropsychiatric conditions and the neural networks involved in executive function. Following her academic research career and before becoming the CEO of NCIMI, she returned to Oxford as the Head of Strategy and Innovation for Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre. This role placed her at the nexus of cancer activity within the university community and the UK overall, affording unique opportunities to work on cross-departmental and pan-divisional projects resulting in raising more than £300m to further UK cancer research.