Dr Petra Wilson

Petra’s experience in healthcare spans more than 20 years and covers academia, civil service, corporate and NGO sectors. Petra has recently established Connected Health Partners, a consultancy practice focusing on legal, regulatory and policy issues in eHealth. She also works as a Senior Advisor in the large international consultancy firm FTI Consulting, leading new work for the healthcare team.

Petra has previously held the posts of CEO of the International Diabetes Federation, and Senior Director of Connected Health in Cisco. Prior to that, she served for eight years as a scientific officer in the eHealth Unit at the European Commission. Before moving to Brussels she was a Senior Lecturer in healthcare law at Nottingham University in the UK.

Through her years at Cisco Petra developed a deep expertise in eHealth and mHealth and during this time served as chair of the HIMSS (Europe) Council and was the founding Secretary General of the Continua Health Alliance (Europe). Petra has published widely on eHealth including drafting expert reports for the WHO on this issue.

She is Non-Executive Director of the Digital Health and Care Institute in Scotland and holds and Honorary Fellowship at the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education at University College, London.

Petra is British and has a PhD in Public Health Law from Oxford University. She speaks English, French and German and lives in Brussels.