Past Program


The Sciana network provides members, initially drawn from the UK, Germany and Switzerland, with space to take inspiration and learning from across the globe, and time to share insights gained from their own experiences with peers, with whom they will work to address some of the shared challenges we are facing across Europe.


Sciana Members

Mathias Binswanger
Book author; Political Advisor to the Parliament and the Federal Government in Switzerland
Annabelle Boettcher
Vice-Rector, Baden Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Dean of the Faculty of Social Work and Professor in the town of Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest, Germany
Shera Chok
Co-founder and Chair, The Shuri Network; Deputy Chief Medical Officer, NHS Digital; National Clinical Advisor, System Transformation, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Jérôme Cosandey
Director for French-speaking Switzerland and Head of Research "Sustainable Welfare State", Avenir Suisse
Vinod Diwakar
Regional Medical Director for London, NHS England; Practising Paediatrician
Helle Dokken
Head of Nursing Department,University Hospital Göttingen
Anne-Marie Engel
Senior Programme Manager, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark; Board Member, University of Oslo and Innovation Fund Denmark
Ailsa Swarbrick
Director, Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) National Unit, & Director of Gender Services, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London
Lutz Hager
Professor of Healthcare Management, SRH Mobile University, Germany
Amit Khutti
Entrepreneur, Co-founder, Zava (previously DrEd), Europe's largest online GP service
Robert Klaber
Consultant General Paediatrician & Director of Strategy, Research & Innovation, Imperial College, Healthcare NHS Trust
Richard Lee
Chief Operating Officer, St. John Ambulance, UK
Anja Leetz
Scout for Development, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, seconded to the Foundations Platform F20
Annamaria Mueller
Head, Cantonal Office for Hospital Services (until end of 2019), Bern; Independent Consultant, Amidea GmbH - New Health Care Solutions
Rahel Naef
Assistant Professor of Implementation Science in Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich; Head, Implementation Science in Nursing Research Group, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Annabel Seebohm
Secretary General, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
Stefan Spycher
CEO, Careum Stiftung, Switzerland
Werner Widmer
Economist; CEO, Stiftung Diakoniewerk Neumünster, Zollikerberg/Zürich