Experts in Residence Program

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Our program brings world-leading expertise and advice across multiple industry sectors to Oxford.

1-on-1 Meetings

Arrange 1-on-1 meetings with our experts to discuss your project ang get feedback with no strings attached


Attend hands-on workshops, develop new skills, and get inspiration to apply to your research and work.


Come to our seminars to hear fantastic talks about innovation in healthcare and digital health.

Experts-in-Residence programme
TheHill will be running an Experts-in-Residence (EiR) programme from April 2017 to August 2017, through the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford.  The programme will involve bringing together six experts from different fields in the healthcare innovation, and provide teams and individuals an opportunity to interact with and meet with these experts, to work on specific discrete items of work, and/or to develop potential future working relationships.   The programme will take place on the final Thursday of each month, with a half day of 1-to-1 sessions, which will soon be made available for booking, and each day will be concluded with invited speakers, and open to the wider community.  Details of our experts can be found below, and further information will be emailed closer to each EiR day.

Experts for our 2017 Programme

Stefania Marcoli

Principal Director, Design for Healthcare, frog Design

Stefania lead teams in healthcare projects at the world famous frog Design, working at their Milan studio.  She brings 15+ years experience in Human Centred Design and Strategic Thinking, and her experience spans from connected care solutions to medical equipment, from understanding communities’ needs in low income settings to digital transformation.
Dr Neil Bacon

CEO, iWantGreatCare

Neil is an Oxford and Harvard trained nephrologist with a clinical and academic career spanning 18 years.  He is founder and CEO of iWantGreatCare, the open, independent service allowing public and patients to rate and review health care professionals and experiences.  Through his political awareness, public speaking and advisory roles he has supported the drive for the patient voice to be a central measure of quality and a transformational focus of quality improvement in health and social care… (read more)
June Thomson

European Healthcare Business Development Director, IBM UK

June has worked for IBM for over 20 years, and has experience working with both the NHS and pharmaceutical sector.  With healthcare in Europe at an exciting stage in its adoption of technology to deliver real benefits to the patient, June’s mission is to enable healthcare providers to deliver successful outcomes and improve efficiency through transformation with technology.  June is a member of IBM UK Women’s Leadership Team responsible for the development and execution of the gender diversity agenda for IBM in the UK.
Dr Alex Pasteur

Partner, F-Prime Capital Partners

Alex is a partner in F-Prime Capital based in London, UK, and has worked in life sciences since 2001.  He covers investments in therapeutics, medical devices and healthcare IT with a portfolio that includes Orchard Therapeutics, Acacia Pharma Limited, Pulmocide Limited and Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ: ADAP)… (read more)
David Cole

Co-founder, Thinking of Oscar, and Senior Sales Consultant, IBM Watson

David is a social entrepreneur and technologist with a passion for innovation in paediatric healthcare.  He has had a career with IBM spanning over 18 years and has spent the last two years working within IBM’s artificial intelligence arm, Watson.  Outside of IBM, David runs a children’s charity, Thinking of Oscar, which supports children and their families whilst in hospital care, funding innovation and technology over and above that provided by the UK health services…  (read more)