Claudia Pagliari BSc PhD FRCPE
Claudia is a senior lecturer in primary care at the University of Edinburgh’s medical school where she leads the interdisciplinary research group in eHealth. She trained in psychology, health technology assessment and health services research before forging a speciality in digital health (eHealth) which has dominated her research and teaching over the last 20 years. As part of this she co-founded, co-led and has been external examiner for several graduate programmes in health informatics, global eHealth and health data science, most recently the NHS Digital Academy. Alongside this she has maintained an ongoing and active interest in the ethics of technological innovation. As part of this she has undertaken significant projects on social informatics, consumer genetics, health data infrastructure, digital epidemiology and digital health technology, which invariably involve dilemmas around privacy, choice, equity and governance. During the pandemic Claudia worked with the World Health Organisation on ‘infodemic’ management, digital health strategy and digital primary care, with the European Centres for Disease Control on opportunities for digital health surveillance, and with the Scottish Government on ethical challenges for the digital society/economy (to help guide policy), contact tracing apps (to help inform design and procurement) and data intelligence platforms (to help guide proportionate governance). This included deliberative engagement with Scottish citizens in addition to academic and policy-oriented research. Claudia is also interested in the ethics and value of workforce informatics for improving health systems and is a member of the British Institute of Management. She was elected FRCPEdinb in 2014 and as a member of the WHO Roster of Experts in Digital Health in 2019.