Dr Natalie Banner
"Understanding Patient Data" Lead

Dr Natalie Banner leads Understanding Patient Data (UPD), an independent initiative hosted at Wellcome to ensure uses of patient data for care and research are visible, understandable and trustworthy. UPD works with patients, charities, researchers and health professionals to champion responsible uses of data, feeding into policy development, creating accessible resources and horizon scanning for emerging issues that may affect public confidence in the use of health data. This includes exploring how to create trustworthy frameworks for developing data-driven technologies in healthcare and research. Natalie formerly led Wellcome’s policy work on GDPR and data protection, seeking to ensure UK legislation and regulation creates a supportive, trustworthy environment for health research using patient and health-related data. In 2018, she was named in BioBeat’s “50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness”. Prior to joining Wellcome, Natalie was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at King’s College London.