Alexandra Wyke

Since May 2000, Alex has been the Managing Director of PatientView Ltd, a new publishing and market-research organisation. The company aims to improve care by empowering patients in the field of healthcare delivery. From 1996-2000, she served as managing editor, Dr Wyke was responsible for creating and running a successful international healthcare publishing unit at the Economist Intelligence Unit. The publications she set up (four regular quarterlies and eight one-off research reports) analysed subjects related to healthcare, from regulation to science, and from government policy to the private sector. From 1983-1996, Dr Wyke was the business and science correspondent for The Economist, specialising in medical and chemical coverage. During that period, she travelled widely, spending time in Singapore in 1987, writing about East Asia; in New York in 1988, writing about American business and science; and Tokyo in 1993 and 1995, writing about business, science, finance and politics. Included among her published articles in The Economist are two major surveys: "The Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries", and "The Future of Medicine". Alexandra Wyke won Glaxo's British Association for Science Writers prize in 1987 for the article "How to Improve Health in Africa", and again in 1992 for "On The Need to Regulate Surgery". Dr Wyke's other publications include articles in: the Harvard Business Review; the Daily Telegraph; The Economist's The World in 1995 and 1996; a chapter in Going Digital; and a business report on motivating managers, published by The Economist Group. In 1997, her book 21st-Century Miracle Medicine, was published by Plenum (see Amazon.com). Dr Wyke frequently lectures and chairs healthcare forums worldwide. She has written speeches for politicians and has consulted for stockbrokers, pharmaceutical firms and other organisations. Alexandra Wyke has also organised conferences for Imperial College and The Economist. She has worked for television and radio, appearing in an expert capacity in many programmes. In 1996, she was elected by the BBC to participate in a small team assessing the corporation's radio and TV coverage of technology. She sits on the Advisory Boards of INSEAD's healthcare initiative and Avon Women's Health and Wellness initiative. In addition she advises two recently-launched healthcare firms, European Medical Network and GetWellness. Dr Wyke has a PhD in biochemistry from St George's Medical School, London. She lives in London, is married to Clive Nead, who is also with PatientView, and has one young son. Wyke has been a member of The World Technology Network since 1999.

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