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Angela Coulter

Angela Coulter is a UK-based health policy analyst and researcher, with special interests in patient and public involvement. A social scientist by training, she has higher degrees in health services research from the University of London and the University of Oxford. Now freelance, she chairs the Public Advisory Board of Health Data Research UK, the Birmingham, Rand and Cambridge Evaluation Centre (BRACE) steering group and the COMPAR-EU advisory board. She is a member of several other committees, including the Scientific Advisory Board of The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS), the Thames Valley & Surrey (TVS) Care Records Partnership Ethics and Engagement advisory board, and the INSIGHT Data Trust Advisory Board. Her previous roles included Chief Executive of Picker Institute Europe, Director of Policy and Development at the King’s Fund, Director of the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford, Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.

She has published more than 350 research papers, articles and reports and several books, including The Autonomous Patient, The European Patient of the Future, The Global Challenge of Healthcare Rationing, Hospital Referrals, Engaging Patients in Healthcare and Understanding and Using Health Experiences. She was the founding editor of Health Expectations, an international peer-reviewed journal on patient and public involvement in health care and health policy. She has won awards for her work from the Donabedian Foundation of Barcelona and the International Shared Decision Making Conference.

See Angela Coulter's declaration of competing interests.