Suzanne WaitPhD, BSc
Suzanne Wait is a Managing Director of The Health Policy Partnership. Over the past 15 years, she has helped run a number of multi-stakeholder policy initiatives, covering topics such as hepatitis, diabetes, immuno-oncology, stroke prevention and cardiovascular disease. The challenge of inter-sectoral and multidisciplinary working has been a focal thread across all her work, as well as the need for sustainable and patient-focused healthcare systems. Suzanne has published extensively in the form of peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and policy reports. She taught for five years at the School of Public Policy at University College London, is a former Nuffield Trust Research Fellow at the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University and was Adjunct Professor at the University of Strasbourg.
Suzanne began her career in Paris at IRDES, the French national centre for health economics, and then worked as Global Health Economist at Novartis Pharma and then as Associate Director of Health Outcomes for Europe and the UK at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She was Director of Research, and is currently an Advisor, at the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), a London-based registered charity, and was a founding member and trustee of European Nutrition for Health Alliance, a non-profit collaboration aimed at raising awareness of malnutrition in Europe. She is a Member of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP). Suzanne has a Master’s of Public Health from Columbia University and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Strasbourg. She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish and has good working knowledge of German.