Suzanne Wait

Suzanne Wait

Managing Director

‘Ultimately, what drives me is hoping that our work can help improve the care people receive. Driving change that is meaningful to people’s health is what creating The Health Policy Partnership was all about.’


Suzanne co-founded The Health Policy Partnership in 2015.

In a health policy career spanning more than 20 years, Suzanne has helped to run multi-stakeholder initiatives in numerous disease areas. She has broad knowledge of the challenges of intersectoral working and the need for sustainable and person-focused healthcare systems.

Having begun her career at IRDES, the French national centre for health economics in Paris, she worked as Global Health Economist at Novartis Pharma and later as Associate Director of Health Outcomes for Europe and the UK at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She went on to become Director of Research at the International Longevity Centre – UK. She was also a founding member of the European Nutrition for Health Alliance, and is a member of the Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP).

Suzanne has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and policy reports. She spent five years teaching at the School of Public Policy at University College London, is a former Nuffield Trust Research Fellow at the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, and was Adjunct Professor at the University of Strasbourg. She is now a Visiting Lecturer at the University College London Global Business School for Health.

Suzanne has a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Strasbourg. In 2006, she completed a Nuffield Trust-funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge, which looked at benchmarking health systems and public involvement in healthcare.

She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish, and has a good working knowledge of German.

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