Petra Wilson is a senior advisor in HIMSS on EU Policy, with a particular focus on data use and re-use in the context of GDPR and other EU level legislation. She is a public health lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in EU level digital health policy and practice. Alongside her work at HIMSS she also acts as consultant advisor to many leading pharmaceutical companies through FTI Consulting in Brussels. Petra is Member of WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group, Board Member European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and sits on committees for European Patients’ Forum and the European Rare Diseases Organization (EURORDIS). She has previously engaged in key EU level digital health projects such as EPSOS, ANTILOPE, CALLIOPE, METHOTELEMED, LEGALLY EHEALTH.

Prior to her current portfolio of roles, Petra was CEO International Diabetes Federation; Senior Director for public sector healthcare solutions at Cisco and Policy Officer in the Digital Health Unit in the European Commission; and lecturer in healthcare law at Nottingham University.

Petra’s role in the project is lead on legal and regulatory issues, and to chair the Ethics and Privacy Advisory Board.