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Dr. Rebecca Pope

Director, Data Science & Engineering

KPMG in the UK

Dr Rebecca Pope is a Clinical Neuroscientist and Director of Data Science and Engineering for KPMG UK. Rebecca is responsible for leading an expert team of data scientists and engineers, to build scalable, high performing data science and artificially intelligent (AI) products to transform and drive business value for KPMG’s global client-base. Before joining KPMG in 2017, Rebecca worked as a data scientist at IBM.

Rebecca’s industry focus is the ethical application of AI to improve health and social care for all. On this topic, she is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, has delivered a TEDx talk titled ‘How can AI help our NHS and should we be concerned?’, she captained the UK team that won KPMG’s global healthcare hackathon and is a mentor on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme. Rebecca was voted as ‘The Most Influential Women in UK Tech and is on voluntary secondment (1d/wk) as Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Data Science Strategy Lead.

Rebecca has published a number of academic research papers, written several scientific commentaries in The Times and The Guardian, and is the recipient of National awards for her research; holding an honorary post-doctorate position at University College London.

Rebecca is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion. She is an active member a number of KPMG networks that encourage an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered:

  • Breathe – LGBT+ network
  • WorkAbility – disability network
  • ITs Her Future – women in technology network  

Thought Leadership

2018 – 'The Industrial Strategy: How the UK can win the Global AI race
2019 – 'Driving value from genomics: Rising to the data challenge

Rebecca Pope

Education and qualifications

  • University College London: PhD (Clinical Neuroscience)

  • The University of Manchester: BSc (Psychology) (First Class)

Areas of Expertise

  • Data Science & Engineering

  • Artificial Intelligence

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