Siân Slade is a UK-trained pharmacist, MPH, MBA, GAICD qualified and a PhD researcher in Health Systems. With formative career years as a retail and hospital pharmacist, Siân joined the pharmaceutical industry in clinical development in the 1990s and has spent the past 25 years in leadership roles based out of the UK, France, the USA and Australia in global pharma (research, development, commercialisation). Most recent roles have included leading global teams to design, develop and deliver regional and global capability platforms in content, knowledge and medical information. Siân is Deputy Chair of the Precision Health Community of Practice at the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and a Board Director at LiverWELL and the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia.
Siân’s interest in global health systems research was inspired by the Master of Public Health subject, comparative health systems and working with Professors Barbara McPake and Peter Brooks for her MPH Capstone Research in patient navigation of healthcare.
Developing national policy and effective, accountable implementation to deliver personalised evidence-based health that ensures equity of access and ease of system navigability to deliver outcomes that are important to the patient. Siân’s PhD is a country case study of national policy development and implementation of person-centred models of care, access and navigability in the UK and Australia.