Julia Scott is a Clinical Scientist specialising in physiological measurement and the development of clinical software. She began her career as part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland, in a varied role that gave her experience in providing patient-facing services and facilitating patient involvement in clinical research within the ophthalmology service. She was also a member of the software team at the Medical Devices Unit, a multi-disciplinary engineering department tasked with developing clinical solutions for use within the NHS. Julia discovered an interest in health data and how it can be used responsibly to bring benefits to healthcare professionals and patients through informatics projects aiming to resolve unmet clinical need.

Following a move into industry, Julia is currently part of the Engineering team at OKRA Technologies, an AI analytics company focused on delivering software products for life science companies. Julia is particularly interested in how health data can be used in industry to support the wider healthcare ecosystem and the role of patient data in collaborations between the NHS and third parties.

She is excited to be involved with the national institute steering the direction of health data research in the UK and, as part of the Public Advisory Board, ensuring the work of HDR UK continues in a manner befitting of public trust.