Angela Coulter is an NHS patient and a health services researcher with experience in studying patient and public views of healthcare, their experiences and outcomes, for which she has an international reputation.  She has published more than 350 academic papers, reports, books and book chapters, many focused on patients’ experience of illness and care, and was founding editor of Health Expectations, the first academic journal to focus on patient and public involvement.

Now semi-retired, but still involved in research and policy analysis, Angela’s 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 currently an honorary professor at the University of Southern Denmark, an honorary fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a non-executive director of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and a member of various research committees.  She lives in an Oxfordshire village.