Dr Sam Roberts

4 June 2019
BMA House, London


Industry expert

  Dr Sam Roberts

Dr Sam Roberts

, , NHS England , Director of Innovation and Life Sciences

Samantha Roberts has recently been appointed as NHS England's Director of Innovation and Life Sciences.

She originally trained as a doctor and practiced medicine in South Africa, the UK, and Australia before joining McKinsey and Company where she worked in a wide range of industries before specialising in healthcare.

After McKinsey she moved into the NHS as a senior manager at a large teaching hospital in London (UCLH) and a director in an Academic Health Sciences Centre and Network (UCLPartners).

Over the last five years she has become involved in research, working with health economic models to inform evidence-based policy, initially at the London School of Economics before moving to the University of Oxford to undertake a DPhil (PhD).

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