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A qualified lawyer and nurse and longstanding member of an NHS Research Ethics Committee, Alison leads PHG Foundation’s regulation and ethics team. Recent work includes advocacy on data and device regulation that impacts innovations in healthcare. This includes appraising the impact of regulatory changes to EU data protection and medical devices regulation for clinical genetics services and medical research; working with stakeholders and statutory authorities to facilitate optimal data sharing policies in the NHS; and assessing how existing and future in vitro diagnostic devices regulation might impact on IVD device and software development.