Jeanette Kusel

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Acting Interim Director for Medtech and Digital, National Institute for Care and Excellence (NICE)

Jeanette is currently on secondment as the acting interim director for medtech and digital at NICE, responsible for driving the strategy in the area of medtech and digital technology guidance. Jeanette has supported the setup of the NICE Office for Digital Health and is leading on initiatives such as the multi-agency advisory service for AI and data-driven technologies.  

Jeanette’s substantial role is the director of NICE scientific advice, responsible for the stewardship and growth of the NICE scientific advice business unit, which includes all aspects of business development, management, project delivery and governance. She takes an active role in the sign-off and quality assurance of work across all services offered by the team. She chairs many of the national and parallel scientific advice meetings for medical device and pharmaceutical product developers.

Previously Jeanette held the positions of head of health technology assessment and health economics and scientific director at Costello Medical, a consultancy within the life science sector. She has broad research interests across different methods for health technology evaluation and has previously worked on clinical trial design, health economic modelling and quality of life measurement.

Jeanette studied undergraduate natural sciences at the University of Cambridge and postgraduate health economics at the University of York.