Rosalind Blackwood

Consultant in Public Health Medicine


Ros is a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, with a focus on optimising efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare alongside health improvement. Recently, as clinical director for a digital-first medical technology company, she developed digital clinical decision aids and clinical risk prediction tools for some of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the UK. Prior to that Ros was joint clinical director for the National Clinical Policy Team at NHS England’s Specialised Services, developing commissioning policies for rare diseases.

Ros is a post-doc at King’s College London, where she was awarded her PhD in 2019 having investigated people who were frequently admitted to hospital for alcohol related problems, assessing the scale of the issue nationally as well as the clinical impact on individuals, using routine hospital administrative data. She continues her research interest in alcohol related liver disease and its prevention.