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Halima Khan

Executive Director, Nesta Health Lab

Halima is Executive Director at Nesta, a global innovation foundation which backs new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Halima leads Nesta’s Health Lab which seeks to create a people-powered and data-driven health system that makes the most of resources around the system: from people’s own motivation and citizen-generated data, as well as the knowledge and commitment of health professionals.

Prior to joining Nesta, Halima worked at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office and has also worked in local government. Her publications include “Health as a Social Movement: The Power of People in Movements” and “NHS in 2030: a people-powered and knowledge-powered health system”.

Professional highlights include:

  • Trustee of Diabetes UK
  • Member of the Council of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences from Anglia Ruskin University

Presentation Videos

2017 Sessions

Thursday, September 28

Session 5: Breakout Sessions, What Matters?

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 1st Floor, Room Location: 104
The victories of social movements can provide insight into how people, health care organizations and policymakers might work together to expand and invent ways of addressing what people and communities need.

Friday, September 29

Session 7: Closing the Gap

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

People must be at the center of a sustainable ecosystem for health.

Friday, September 29

Meet the Speakers & Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom Lobby South
Each main stage session is followed by an opportunity to meet the session speakers in a relaxed setting. Bring your ideas and questions for a lively conversation.