Sonja Marjanovic is Director of RAND Europe’s portfolio of research in the field of healthcare innovation, industry and policy and also leads a diversity of healthcare services research projects. Her work provides decision makers with evidence and insights to support innovation and improvement in healthcare systems, and to support the translation of innovation into societal benefits for healthcare services and population health. Previously, Marjanovic led RAND Europe's institutional partnership with The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute at Cambridge University. She is also a member of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research and is an expert advisor on innovation to the NHS England and NHS Improvement cancer programme.
Marjanovic's strengths lie in understanding the interface between health research and innovation, improved service delivery and health sector competitiveness. She has over fifteen years of experience working on policy challenges in diverse clinical areas and for clients that span public, health industry and third sector decision makers. Some examples include the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NIHR, European Commission, AMR Industry Alliance, Ferring, Roche, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, the Alzheimer’s Society and Wellcome Trust.
She has also worked for the ESRC Centre for Business Research, has consulting experience and commercial experience in business development, founding and managing a diagnostic start-up. Her academic background combines training in healthcare innovation policy, management studies and molecular genetics. She received her Ph.D. from Judge Business School, Cambridge University.