New Addition to HTAi: Director of Scientific Initiatives


HTAi is thrilled to announce our new Director of Scientific Initiatives, Rebecca Trowman. Prior to this role, Rebecca held the position of Senior Manager, Scientific and Health Policy Initiatives at HTAi.

Rebecca  joined the HTAi Secretariat in 2017 as the manager of the Policy Forum series. Since then, she has taken on the additional responsibility of managing the Interest Groups, as well as projects such as the strategic planning, scientific development, and capacity building activities of the Society. Rebecca’s new role as Director of Scientific Initiatives encompasses responsibility for the scientific elements of all of the Society activities.

Prior to joining HTAi, Rebecca worked as a senior policy officer in the Western Australia Department of Health. Her role there spanned various projects including initiation of a disinvestment work program, workforce and service planning, and state-based HTA of health technologies. In a previous role, Rebecca worked as a technical adviser at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK. She conducted and supervised the production of technology appraisals, provided scientific advice to pharmaceutical companies, contributed to the review of the NICE methods guide, and represented NICE at international conferences and training events.

Rebecca holds an MSc in Health Services Research and a BSc in mathematics and statistics, and has formal training in systematic reviewing and health economics. Rebecca is also a longstanding member of HTAi and attended her first HTAi Annual Meeting as a delegate in Rome, Italy in 2005.

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