Angela Coulter is a UK-based health policy analyst and researcher, with special interests in patient and public involvement. A social scientist by training, she has higher degrees in health services research from the University of London and the University of Oxford. Now freelance and still involved in research, her previous roles include Chief Executive of Picker Institute Europe, Director of Policy and Development at the King’s Fund, Director of the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Oxford and Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Non-Executive Director of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Angela has published more than 300 research papers and reports and several books including The Autonomous Patient, The European Patient of the Future (winner of the 2004 Baxter Award), The Global Challenge of Healthcare Rationing, Hospital Referrals, Engaging Patients in Healthcare and Understanding and Using Health Experiences. She was the founding editor of Health Expectations, an international peer-reviewed journal on patient and public involvement in health care and health policy. She has won awards for her work from the Donabedian Foundation of Barcelona in 2012 and the International Shared Decision Making Conference in 2013.