Angela Coulter, PhD, Hon FFPH, Hon FRCGP, is a health policy analyst and researcher who specialises in patient and public involvement in healthcare. She is Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Boston, and Senior Research Scientist in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.
A social scientist by training, Angela has a doctorate in health services research from the University of London. From 2000 to 2008 she was Chief Executive of Picker Institute Europe. Previous roles included Director of Policy and Development at the King’s Fund, and Director of the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford. She is Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the King’s Fund in London, holds Honorary Fellowships at the UK Faculty of Public Health and the Royal College of General Practitioners and is a Trustee of National Voices.
Angela has published more than 300 research papers and reports and several books including The Autonomous Patient, The European Patient of the Future (winner of the 2004 Baxter Award), 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 in 2012 and the International Shared Decision Making Conference in 2013.