The unit is the first of its kind in the world and is dedicated to accelerating research and evaluation of new AI-enabled technology to improve child health, not only for GOSH patients but across the wider NHS.
Rebecca joins in a strategic role as part of KPMG’s on-going commitment to corporate social responsibility. As part of this collaboration with GOSH, Rebecca will share her expertise with the unit’s team of researchers, clinicians and PhD students.
Rebecca said: “I am absolutely thrilled to join the team at GOSH and also to work at a professional services firm that supports our beloved NHS in this way! I’m excited to be part of the development of AI systems to enable front-line staff to enhance patient care.”
In her role at KPMG, Rebecca leads an expert team of data scientists and engineers, to build data science and AI products for clients.
Professor Neil Sebire, Research Information Officer and GOSH DRIVE Managing Director said: “I am delighted that Rebecca is joining us at GOSH DRIVE. Her wealth of industry experience in many aspects of data science and AI will be invaluable to us in maximising value of these approaches for healthcare and will help us strategically shape our AI and data focused projects.”
Lorraine Mackin who leads Infrastructure, Government and Health for KPMG, added: “The ethical application of AI across health and social care will bring game-changing outcomes to improve treatments, productivity and ultimately patients’ lives. This brings a world class hospital together with a leading thinker in the industry, so I’m excited to see what learning we can share across the NHS and wider health system.”
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More about Dr Rebecca Pope:
Rebecca’s industry focus is the ethical application of AI to improve health & social care for all. On this topic, she is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, has delivered a TEDx talk titled ‘How can AI help our NHS and should we be concerned?’, she captained the UK team that won KPMG’s global healthcare hackathon, is a mentor on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and has been voted as one of ‘The Most Influential Women in Tech’.
Rebecca will continue her role at KPMG while volunteering with the DRIVE team one day a week. Read more about KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Health team.
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 17,600 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.40 billion in the year ended 30 September 2019. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 154 countries and has 200,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
About Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust:
Founded in 1852, Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. With more than 252,000 outpatient and 43,000 inpatient visits every year, the hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. As an international centre of excellence in child healthcare, our patients and families are central to everything we do – from the moment they come through the door and for as long as they need us.