Dr Kathrin Cresswell

Director of Innovation, Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh

Kathrin Creswell

Dr Kathrin Cresswell is a social scientist with extensive experience of conducting evaluations of digitally-enabled change and improvement programmes across healthcare settings. These range from policy evaluations to ‘deep dive’ evaluations and reviews of specific systems; through broader programmes to monitor and measure the spread and impact of key digital capabilities nationally and internationally; to assessing the impact of national digital health policy, before and after its implementation; and primary research to facilitate evidence-based policy making.

She has consulted for the World Health Organization and Harvard Medical School, is a member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland, has received the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher, and has been an invited speaker at the European Parliament and Harvard Medical School. She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications in international academic journals (including BMJ, Lancet, JAMA, JAMIA, PLOS Medicine, NEJM Catalyst) and almost £30 million research grant funding.

She is currently Director of Innovation at the Usher Institute and Co -Director of External Engagement on an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre for Biomedical Artificial Intelligence. She is PI on grants worth approximately £2 million, and Module Lead on the NHS Digital Academy teaching over 300 national and international health IT leaders about Technology Strategy and Health Information Systems Implementation.