Petra Wilson, PhD
Co-founder and Managing Director
Health Connect Partners, Brussels, Belgium

Petra Wilson is co-founder and managing director of Health Connect Partners, a boutique consultancy which focusses primarily on helping clients understand the European health policy environment. In addition, Petra is acts as EU Policy Advisor to HIMSS and FTI Consulting and is a member of the team at the Institute for Innovation through Health Data, focusing on data governance. Alongside these roles Petra serves on the WHO’s Digital Health Technical Advisory Group; is a Board Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), and serves on the Ethics Boards of several EU funded projects. Petra holds a Doctorate in Public Health Law from Oxford University, she has British and Belgian nationality and and works in English, German and French.

Petra’s professional experience includes eight years in the European Commission, where she focused particularly on the use of information society technologies in healthcare; seven years as Senior Director of Connected Health at Cisco, where Petra’s team supported clients in making best use of new communications technologies to drive safer and more efficient access to healthcare. Petra also has deep experience of the health services sector, having worked on both the patient and provider side as CEO of the International Diabetes Federation; as well as experience in academia having been member of the teaching staff of both the law school and medical school of Nottingham University