Angela Coulter is an NHS patient and health services researcher with long experience of studying patient and public views of healthcare, their experiences and outcomes, for which she has an international reputation. Now semi-retired, but still involved in research and policy analysis, her previous roles include Chief Executive of Picker Institute Europe, Director of Policy and Development at the King’s Fund, Director of the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford and Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. She is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Non-Executive Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).