|International Foundation for Integrated Care||Senior Fellow and Head of Research and Development||United Kingdom|
Leo was welcomed to the International Foundation for Integrated Care Team in early 2013 as a Senior Fellow leading IFIC’s work in a number of EU funded ICT enabled eHealth and integrated care projects. In January 2019, Leo became Head of R&D and will lead the organisation’s involvement in DigitalHealthEurope, Euriphi and Vigour Horizon 2020 prjects. In addition, Leo was also a member of the IFIC team collaborating with WHO Europe in the development of their Coordinated and Integrated Health Services Delivery: Developing the Framework for Action. In 2012, Leo became a member of the EIPonAHA B3 Action Group on Integrated Care and Digital Solutions, was appointed as Promoter of the AG under the ProEIPAHA project in February 2016 and elected as Chair of the Group in June 2018. Leo is an expert adviser in the EU ProACT and WE4AHA projects. Most recently, Leo has been seconded part time, to the Bevan Commission, Swansea University to lead and support 10 Innovation Hubs across Wales and strengthen Wales’ international collaborations. Leo has an MSc in Health Informatics, a post-graduate qualification in Leadership for Collaboration, and is trained in Prince 2 Project Management.
Leo is an experienced programme manager having worked in academia, the NHS and Welsh Government leading eHealth, chronic conditions management service improvement and research projects over the last 25 years and was responsible for the development and testing of NHS Wales’ predictive risk modelling (Prism) tool. Through the building of strong relationships with stakeholders, Leo works with others to bring her knowledge, skills and expertise together to co-design new transformational change approaches for delivering ICT-enabled integrated care solutions to meet the needs of different populations.