Dr Amandeep Hansra is a practising GP and an expert in digital health and innovation. Alongside her clinical work, she most recently was working with Main Sequence Ventures (CSIRO’s Innovation Fund) bringing her nearly two decades of clinical experience to her approach in selecting great impactful companies for investment in the health sector.

Amandeep is also the Program Director for the Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP), an initiative started by the NHS in the UK and now being piloted across NSW, Victoria and WA. The program has helped 120 clinicians commercialise their innovations and research and learn key entrepreneurial skills.

Amandeep was until recently, the Chair of Coviu Global, a data61 company spun out of CSIRO. She is also a board director and council member of AMA NSW, board director of ACHSI, board director of Molemap AU/NZ, board director for Healthdirect Australia and is a Digital Health Adviser for the Australian Digital Health Agency.

She is the founder of Creative Careers in Medicine, an organisation with 20,000 members, that supports doctors in navigating careers off the beaten path. Her goal is to ensure we have doctors with the right skill sets for the jobs of the future.

She is also a co-founder of Australian Medical Angels, one of the world’s largest syndicates of angels in the medical space. Australian Medical Angels has grown to now have the largest portfolio of digital health and medical device companies out of all the early stage investment groups in Australia with over 25 portfolio companies and a network of 900+ investors.

Her roles in the innovation sector have seen her be involved in trade mission trips and delegations globally to examine innovation precincts and understand how innovation can be fostered across the health and life sciences sector. For example, she accompanied the previous Secretary for Health in NSW, Elizabeth Koff to Israel where models such as the Sydney Local Health District’s Virtual Hospital were first inspired. Through her deep connections into the medical world, Universities and research institutions, venture capital and the startup sector, she is one of the most uniquely placed people to understand how a health ecosystem that fosters innovation can be built.

She has a Bachelor of Medicine (honours) from the University of Newcastle, a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University and a Global Executive MBA from the University of Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health at the University of Sydney.

Amandeep was awarded a 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Health Award by Telstra Health and the 2022 National Leadership Award by the University of Newcastle.