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Daniela Valdes

About me

I am an accomplished healthcare executive and part-time MPhil student working on multidisciplinary research around digital health innovation during the early stages of the 2020 pandemic, under joint supervision of Professor Rob Procter (Social Informatics) and Professor Jeremy Dale (Warwick Medical School - Social Science and Systems in Health). Through my research and professional practice, I am looking to transform healthcare systems and organisations using data and digital technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

I hold an MSc in Economics (UCL) and Diploma in Global Healthcare Delivery (Harvard). My international experience spans two decades, working across private/public/charitable/academia/multilaterals including the World Bank and Deloitte. My last role was as CEO of a challenged healthcare organisation, which I steered during the early stages of the 2020 pandemic.

More about my experience and trajectory can be found on my linkedin profile.


My current research focuses on changes in policy requiring tele-health in primary care delivery in England during the early stages of the 2020 pandemic. I plan to use various lenses, from social informatics, economics and clinical patient outcomes to evaluate its effectiveness.

This recent project is in alignment with my broad research interests. I am a WHO-awarded researcher in global health pandemic preparedness and I lead an international, multidisciplinary research group in this area. For the last five years I have been following and presenting about epidemics such as Zika, Ebola and now COVID-19 to identify learning on health system preparedness, response and recovery.

I am available for speaking engagements and can provide a business/strategic, policy or operational angle to the challenges and opportunities brought by epidemics world-wide on a consultancy basis.

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