Sonja Marjanovic is a senior research leader in Innovation, Health and Science at RAND Europe and leads the innovation and society research cluster. She is a member of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, a collaboration between RAND Europe and University of Cambridge, and RAND's lead in the collaboration with The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute at Cambridge University, led by Prof Mary Dixon-Woods.
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. Current areas of focus include innovation and service improvement in health and care, digital health and health data, new care models, leadership in health, innovation policy in cancer care and global health R&D capacity-building. Methodologically she specialises in realist evaluation, and is highly experienced in workshop facilitation, interviews, surveys, case-studies, scenario and citation analytics.
Recent clients include the Department of Health, Office of Life Sciences, NHS England, NIHR, Alzheimer’s Society, Wellcome Trust, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline, EFPIA 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.