Nicola Perrin leads the Understanding Patient Data initiative, focusing on supporting better conversations about uses of health information. She is passionate about ensuring responsible use of data to help save lives. Previously Head of Policy at the Wellcome Trust from 2007-2016, she was responsible for leading Wellcome’s policy development and advocacy work, with a particular focus on research base funding, data sharing and innovation in the NHS. Before joining Wellcome, Nicola worked at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and at the Science Museum. She was included in the list of 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness in 2017.