Dr Natalie Banner leads Understanding Patient Data (UPD), an initiative hosted at Wellcome to ensure uses of patient data for care and research are more visible, understandable and trustworthy. UPD creates accessible information resources, commissions public attitudes and engagement research, and channels these insights into policy and decision-making to ensure that diverse public views and values are embedded in data governance.
Natalie’s work includes exploring how to create trustworthy frameworks for developing new data-driven technologies in healthcare and research, focused on ensuring benefits back to patients and the health system. She formerly managed Wellcome’s Parliamentary advocacy on GDPR and data protection, and was named in Intelligent Health AI’s Top 50 AI Innovators in 2020. Prior to joining Wellcome, Natalie was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at King’s College London.