Sonja Marjanovic

Sonja Marjanovic
Director, Healthcare Innovation, Industry and Policy, RAND Europe
Cambridge Office


Ph.D., Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Sonja Marjanovic directs RAND Europe’s portfolio of research in the field of healthcare innovation, industry and policy. Her work provides decisionmakers with evidence and insights to support innovation and improvement in healthcare systems, and to support the translation of innovation into societal benefits for healthcare services and population health.

Previously, Marjanovic led RAND Europe's institutional partnership with The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute at Cambridge University. She is also a member of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, an expert advisor on innovation to the NHS England and NHS Improvement cancer programme and a Trustee of The Nuffield Trust.

Marjanovic's strengths lie in understanding the interface between health research and innovation, improved service delivery and health sector competitiveness in both developed and developing country contexts, and in relation to diverse clinical areas. She has over fifteen years of experience working on policy challenges for clients that span public, health industry and third sector decision makers. Some examples include the Department of Health and Social Care, Office for Life Sciences, NHS England, NIHR, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, the Alzheimer’s Society, Wellcome Trust, and international foundations and institutions (e.g. European Commission).

She has also worked for the ESRC Centre for Business Research, has consulting experience in intellectual property services, and has commercial experience in business development, founding and managing a diagnostic start-up. Her academic background combines training in innovation policy, management studies and molecular genetics. She received her Ph.D. from Judge Business School, Cambridge University.

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: BBC Radio Cambridgeshire; BBC Radio Shropshire; Cambridge 105 Radio, UK; Cambridge Independent; Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal