Kiran Roest is no stranger to healthcare innovation. Following a first-class BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in Immunology & Virology from Imperial College London, Kiran has added 15+ years of experience driving innovation initiatives at world-leading Life Science and Medtech organisations, including Thomson Reuters and Pfizer, across clinical and scientific research, business development and consulting. She has a passion for Life Science innovation and believes in the empowerment of patients to take control of their own health.
This vast experience eventually led her to co-founding digital health startup PocDoc. The PocDoc digital platform and associated tests allow individuals to test themselves for major diseases using their smartphone, with results available immediately in the PocDoc app, see a full health assessment and have access to follow on care where required. PocDoc’s mission is to empower patients with more information about their own health and is currently looking at creating a product to support those trying to conceive.
In our conversation Kiran and I spoke about her work at Pocdoc, entrepreneurship and also her thoughts on women in healthcare leadership.