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BioBeat names 50 female Movers and Shakers in Life Sciences in the East of England

Karen Livingstone, Director of SBRI Healthcare, was today named as one of the top 50 Movers and Shakers in the BioBeat report (download full report
Karen is the National Director for SBRI Healthcare (, an NHS Innovation programme run by the Eastern Academic Health Science Network.
SBRI Healthcare has shown how to invest public funds for patient benefit. The programme has invested £74 million of NHS England funding into over 200 innovations that are transforming patient care, saving the NHS money and creating successful UK businesses.
SBRI Healthcare has evidenced impact on over 704,000 patients to date (with potential to impact 60 million) and economic value of over £200 million to UK PLC.
The BioBeat’s report of the 50 Movers and Shakers is recognition of Karen’s leadership in the field of patient care.
Karen Livingstone, National Director of SBRI Healthcare and Regional Director of Partnerships, Eastern Academic Health Science Network, said: “It is exciting to be acknowledged in this BioBeat report of the top 50 women across Life Sciences and transform care for patients as well as delivering value to the economy.“
Elisabeth Buggins, chair of the Eastern AHSN Board, said: “Eastern AHSN is delighted to see our Director, Karen Livingstone, identified as one of the 50 Movers and Shakers in healthcare business.
Karen has led the national SBRI Healthcare programme alongside industry engagement for several years. It is great to see that the successes achieved for patients are acknowledged in this report. Women are increasingly changing the landscape of healthcare science and this BioBeat report is an excellent record of their achievements.”
Tara Donnelly, Health Innovation Network Chief Executive, was also recognised for her contribution to digital health.
Tara Donnelly, Chief Executive of HIN, commented: “I’m delighted to join this top 50 list of key players in UK healthcare at such an exciting time.”