Amanda joined Health Data Research UK in February 2018 to provide strategic guidance to the development of the Institute’s strategy and play a leading role to create and build the organisation’s brand.  Amanda leads the communications and engagement strategies for Health Data Research UK.

Amanda has a background in health communications and joined Health Data Research UK from  UCLPartners, an academic health science partnership, where she established the communications function. Here she launched the NHS Innovation Accelerator, which supports the uptake of innovative solutions across health and social care, and led communications and engagement activity for the reconfiguration of specialist cancer and cardiac services in north central and east London. Prior to this, Amanda worked in the NHS, managing the communications and launch of Barts Cancer Centre in 2010, the ‘small c’ campaign to raise awareness of cancer symptoms in north east and north central London, and was the onsite media liaison for the London bombings in July 2005.