Leo Joined the International Foundation for Integrated Care in early 2013 as a Senior Fellow leading IFIC’s work in the EU-funded SmartCare integrated care project, has continued to lead and oversee IFIC’s involvement in many R&D projects having become Director of R&D in 2019.
Prior to taking up the position in IFIC, Leo worked as a health informatician for more than 20 years in academic, NHS and UK government sectors and successfully led and managed a range of information and communication technology enabled health and social care service improvement and transformation projects.
Through the building of strong relationships with stakeholders, Leo works with and alongside others to bring her knowledge, skills and experience together to co-create new transformational change approaches for delivering digitally enabled integrated care solutions to meet the needs of different populations. Leo has a keen interest in rural health and wellbeing, vulnerable populations, innovation and transformation and supports the Bevan Commission, Wales’s independent think tank, and its Exemplars and Fellows to promote and share their initiatives internationally and learn from others across the world for the benefit of people living and working in Wales.
As well as gaining NHS management qualifications early on in her career and Prince 2 training, Leo studied an MSc in Health Informatics at Swansea University and gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership for Collaboration before joining IFIC.