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IBM Research - Africa



Katie is currently a healthcare consultant for IBM research Africa assisting in the development of healthcare solutions for developing countries. Prior to this, Katie spent 5 years working for Discovery Groups Holdings as their head of Technical Marketing (including product development, marketing, PR and PA) for their UK operations, head of Clinical Vitality, lead for clinical Vitality International and strategic lead for the development of the Vitality Institute. Before joining Discovery Group Holdings, Katie was an engagement manager at McKinsey and Company, with a focus on the healthcare, pharmaceutical and financial services industries.

Katie qualified as a medical doctor from Oxford University (first in year) and undertook clinical training through Imperial College London (top 5% in year). Her focus was neurology and neurosurgery, which included numerous research projects with Oxford University, Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins, USA.



Oxford University (Magdalen College) – Medicine

Imperial College London – Clinical training

Technical Expertise



Medical Doctor and 9 years of business experience (McKinsey and Company and Discovery Group)


To develop sustainable models for the delivery of high quality healthcare across the globe


My three small children and any forms of sport (tennis, squash, swimming, running, horse riding)


Neuroscience, behavioural economics, health systems, health economics


Consumer driven healthcare


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style” – Maya Angelou