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 specialist 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, through which she had the privilege of working with  many people living with diabetes and their families, doctors, nurses, educators, dieticians and many gift and talented diabetes advocates.

Prior to her time at IDF, Petra was Senior Director of Connected Health in Cisco, where she worked with many public sector hospitals on integrating information and communications technologies into daily practice. 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).Before joining Cisco she served for eight years as a scientific officer in the eHealth Unit at the European Commission, and before that she was a Senior Lecturer in healthcare law at Nottingham University in the UK. Petra has published widely on eHealth including drafting expert reports for the WHO on this issue, as well as numerous publications in peer reviewed journals.