Liliane is a healthtech investment principal at Oxford Sciences Innovation, a £600m venture firm focused on developing and scaling spinouts based on research from the Mathematical, Physical, Life Sciences and Medical Divisions at the University of Oxford.
Liliane completed her DPhil in Human Genetics (Canadian Rhodes Scholar, St John’s College 2009) at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Oxford. Since, Liliane has worked across global health diplomacy, innovation policy and genetics research on national and international levels. Liliane previously served as Deputy Head of the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office/NHS joint unit, driving partnerships in medical workforce, digital health and life sciences between the United Kingdom, Latin America, South Africa and South East Asia. Before then, she was a Policy Fellow at the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, advising on adoption of health system innovations in low and middle income countries, with a particular focus on Myanmar. At the World Health Organization, Liliane worked on indigenous and refugee health initiatives in Brazil, Paraguay and the Middle East and coordinated global technical guidance for the use of digital health in diabetes, hypertension and smoking cessation.
Liliane is an associate member of the Schmidt Science Fellows Academic Council and established and currently runs the Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine.