Anja Schiel has studied Biology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany. She received her PhD from the Free University in Amsterdam in 2006 and worked several years as Post-Doc on a range of subjects focusing on oncology, immunology and molecular biology, first at the University of Leiden and later at the University of Oslo, before starting at the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA) in 2013.
At NoMA she is working as special adviser/Statistician/Methodologist both on regulatory (EMA) and HTA projects. She has been Chair of the Biostatistics Working Party 2017 - 2019 and is currently the Chair of the Scientific Advice Working Party at EMA. In addition, she has been heavily involved in EUnetHTA activities, with focus on parallel EMA-HTA scientific advices as Norway is member in EUnetHTAs Early dialogue working party. This explains her particular interest in use of methodology and statistics in pharmaco-economic evaluations. She is furthermore involved in several IMI projects as member of their Scientific Advisory boards.