KPMG AI expert to volunteer in Great Ormond Street Hospital’s DRIVE unit

20 Jan 2020, 10:14 a.m.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and KPMG UK today announce the voluntary secondment of Dr Rebecca Pope, Clinical Neuroscientist and Director of Data Science and Engineering for KPMG UK, to the GOSH DRIVE (Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments) unit.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.”