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Maxine Mackintosh

Researcher - Alan Turing Institute

Maxine is a Research Associate and Fellow working between The Alan Turing Institute, The Health Foundation and the University of Oxford where she primarily works with Prof Chris Holmes. Her work has looked at applying machine learning to health, care and life science challenges, and to date has been particularly focused on NHS data. She is currently working on exploring the boundaries of what we define as health data, and how we can infer how healthy or sick people are, based on their financial, geospatial, social or transactional consumer data. Prior to this, she completed a PhD at UCL on early signs of dementia in electronic health records, an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing (LSE & LSHTM) and a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience & Pharmacology (UCL).

She is also an advocate for inclusion in technology and co-founded One HealthTech, an international, grassroots, federated community of health technologists which exists to support individuals from under-represented groups to be future leaders in health innovation. She’s had the good fortune to have worked across a number of public and private organisations including L’Oreal, Roche, the Royal Society, the NHS and the World Health Organisation, and has been involved in a number of communities and committees including serving as a NED for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network, sitting on the DeepMind Independent Review Board the NHS technology review, and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. She is also really into fancy dress.