Hannah Rose Thomson
Meet Hannah Rose, our Managing Director. Her big ambitions – balanced with an eye for detail and a love of structure and process – mean that she delivers growth and quality. Her background in strategy gives Journalista and our clients the edge.
Prior to joining Journalista in 2019, Hannah Rose was Head of Strategic Partnerships and Health for Elvie – the women’s health technology startup. During her three and a half years with Elvie, she grew a community of 1000+ clinical advocates, rolled out the company’s presence in private healthcare sectors in 10+ countries and collaborated with data and medical experts to build the clinical and cost effectiveness evidence necessary to secure an NHS Supply Chain tender and reimbursement opportunities abroad.
Her time with Elvie built on previous NHS-facing innovation work, including in her role as Chief Operating Officer at Selfless (creating digital products to encourage innovation within the NHS, like ImproveWell) and Communications and Engagement Coordinator at the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) (crowdsourcing solutions to health challenges across industry, academia and health providers, including for SBRI).
Hannah Rose has an MSc in Bio-Business from Birkbeck, the University of London, during which she examined the impact of market forces on the realisation of health and wellbeing. She came to understand health as a human right during her BSc in International Relations- at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She lectures on several university courses, particularly on shifting paradigms in health and technology, and enjoys speaking at events and conferences. She believes that effective PR in health and social care, technology and research is a powerful tool for supporting patients, clinicians and innovators as agents of change.
An offshore-yacht-racing Watch Leader, with a UK-to-Uruguay win under her belt, achieving the seemingly impossible through camaraderie and determination is her MO.