Eleonora Harwich

Director of Research and Head of Tech Innovation

As Director of Research, I’m responsible for developing the organisation’s research agenda and ensuring that the team produces outstanding policy research. We’ve set up quite a unique internal quality assurance process and external peer-review system for our research papers, which you can read more about here. Our reports have been used sources in peer-reviewed academic papers or by Select Committees and government departments.

Since joining Reform in 2015, I’ve been involved with a wide variety of research projects ranging from assessing current issues with ways of measuring of public sector productivity to developing a model for prison performance assessment . My work now focuses on how tech innovations can help public services deliver better outcomes for people. I am particularly interested in the public-sector applications of artificial intelligence (AI). I lead and co-authored papers on data sharing in the public sectorAI in the NHS, the value of healthcare data and commercial models within healthcare system and the regulation of data-driven technology in healthcare (in collaboration with NHSX).

I am a member of the British Standard Institution’s Committee on AI standards and a member of the AI Programme advisory board for the Academic Health Science Network and the London Hub Lead for One HealthTech (a volunteer-led network that seeks to promote diversity in healthtech).

Areas of interest

  • Applications and ethical use of AI in public sector
  • Data access and sharing in the public sector
  • Digital Healthcare
  • Value of healthcare data and commercial models in the NHS
  • Quant methods for policy evaluation


Twitter: @EleHrwch