Dr Amanda Begley
Co-Founder and National Director
NHS Innovation Accelerator
Dr Amanda Begley is Director of Innovation and Implementation at UCLPartners. Her focus is to build partnerships and expertise to deliver innovation at scale and pace for patient and population benefit. She is co-founder and National Director for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), which is delivered as a partnership between NHS England and the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks, hosted at UCLPartners. Amanda is a Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI), and a Non-Executive Director on the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Innovation and Research Board. Following her PhD, Amanda joined the NHS as an Assistant and Trainee Clinical Psychologist. She has worked as a commissioner and senior manager across primary, community and secondary care, and as Head of Innovation at London’s Strategic Health Authority. While at UCLPartners, Amanda completed a Fellowship at GSK and was recently named in the NHS 70 Women Leader Awards, presented by the NHS London Leadership Academy.