Previously, Lauren worked as a Manager within the Strategy Group at KPMG, focusing on the Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors from a digital, consumer and growth strategy perspective.
Prior to her role within KPMG, Dr. Friend worked at Psyomics, a Cambridge-based start-up combining mobile technology with biomarker research to revolutionize mental health diagnosis. Here, she was responsible for shaping the digital product strategy and design in light of the more ‘human’ requirements – the preferences, needs, and challenges of the regulators, payers, healthcare providers, and patients alike.
Lauren holds a BA in Biological Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from University College London.