Dr Janet Valentine

Executive Director, Innovation and Research Policy
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Janet Valentine is Executive Director of Innovation and Research Policy 

Janet has extensive experience in strategic leadership positions in the UK health research and health data research environments.

As Executive Director of Innovation and Research Policy at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), Janet is responsible for influencing Government policy to make the UK a globally attractive destination for the pharmaceutical industry to discover and develop new medicines and vaccines.

She was initially appointed to the ABPI as Director of Health Data and Digital Policy. Prior to joining the ABPI, Janet was the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Director for Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine at Innovate UK, where she oversaw a broad portfolio of investments in genomics, health data, AI, medical imaging and digital pathology.

In her previous role as an Executive Director at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Janet led the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). CPRD is the UK’s largest dedicated health data research service, providing research data services to industry, academia and regulators worldwide.

Janet’s earlier roles include Head of Population Health and Health Informatics at the Medical Research Council and Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. Her scientific background is in gene regulation.



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Last modified: 20 June 2024

Last reviewed: 20 June 2024