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9-10 November, 2021
Ilec Conference CentreLondon

Mala Mawkin
Digital Medicine Innovation Lead at Imperial College School of Medicine


Mala is currently the Digital Medicine Innovation Lead at Imperial College London, and the host of the Digital Health Podcast for the Royal Society of Medicine. She also works at the healthcare technology company, Cellen.

Prior to this, Mala was a doctor in the NHS and has worked at institutions such as European Space Agency, Malawi’s e-health programme and several healthtech companies in London. She has also held roles at Unilever and Uber and has worked at Harvard & Boston Children’s Hospital’s Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator.

Mala is a keen science communicator and has written for Microsoft Health, was The Times student ambassador and has written feature articles for The Guardian. She also wrote an official blog for Imperial College London for 6 years.

Charity & Outreach Work

Mala sits as an advisory board member for the Ideas Foundation, supporting diversity in STEM and the creative industries. Mala was interviewed by Makers for a ‘Barbie Be Inspired’ #closethedreamgap workshop for Women in Science. Previously, Mala was a Trustee for the Medical Women’s Federation UK. Mala was awarded the Imperial College School of Medicine Alumni Award for Pastoral, Charitable and Community, and was one of 2 in her graduating cohort of 300 to be awarded a Fellowship. She was awarded Young Volunteer of the Year by her local council. 

Achievements in Science & Healthcare Innovation include:

  • British Women of the Future Finalist 2019 - Highly Commended 

  • Tech London Advocates 25 Under 25 (Cohort II)

  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018: Science & Healthcare and Youngest Lists.

  • Vogue Magazine 10 Rising Female Stars 2018: A Vogue feature publication with Nike and Naomi Campbell. 

  • AXA Ambition Awards– Awarded £10,000 for 2nd Prize in Science in 2011.

  • NASA Our Space Award- Awarded a 2 week trip to NASA for 1st Prize in 2010 - run by UK Space Agency.

Mala has delivered speeches at the likes of Warwick Business School, Royal Society of Medicine, Houses of Parliament alongside schools and university talks.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion - How far off are we from unlocking truly revolutionary next-gen healthcare solutions?


Speakers at this event