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Dr Amanda Begley

Director of Innovation and Implementation
Senior Leadership Team

Dr Amanda Begley is Director of Innovation and Implementation at UCLPartners. Her focus is to build partnerships and expertise to deliver innovation at scale and pace for patient and population benefit.

She is co-founder and National Director for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), which is delivered as a partnership between NHS England and the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks, hosted at UCLPartners.

Amanda is UCLPartners’ Lead Director for the ‘Optimising Behaviour’ research theme at the  NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames, a Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI), and a Non-Executive Director on the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Innovation and Research Board. Amanda is also a core member of the development team building a One-London Digital Innovation Hub proposal, aimed at enabling the safe and responsible use of health-related data at scale for research and innovation.

Amanda has been selected as an #NHS70 Woman Leader through the London NHS Leadership Academy, and included in Pharmaceutical Market Europe’s 30 Women Leaders in UK Healthcare.

Following her PhD, Amanda joined the NHS as an Assistant and Trainee Clinical Psychologist. She has worked as a commissioner and senior manager across primary, community and secondary care, and as Head of Innovation at London’s Strategic Health Authority. While at UCLPartners, Amanda completed a Fellowship at GSK.

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