Session: The Innovation Ecosystem
Vice President, Health Strategy and Partnerships, Vector Institute
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University of Toronto
Prior to joining the Vector Institute as VP Health Strategy and Partnerships in November 2017, Alison’s roles included: Director, Strategic Partnerships at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Director of the Planning, Research & Analysis Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (responsible for up to $60 million of annual health research investment) and Manager of Performance Measurement & Results at the Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation. From 1993-2001 she worked in international pharmaceutical R&D at Eli Lilly, Astra Pharma and Genpharm Inc. Alison holds an Honours Combined BSc in Biochemistry and Chemistry (McMaster), a PhD in organic chemistry (Western University) and is Assistant Professor (status) at IHPME. She is among the first 5% of people to obtain Project Management Professional (PMP) certification internationally, and led the development and delivery of two University of Toronto courses focused on project management for research.