Rachel Dunscombe is the Director of Salford Royal / NCA Group and was appointed as CEO of the NHS Digital Academy. She is working on new research studies to follow the Salford Lung Study and is a member of the KLAS research advisory board. She is a Visiting Professor at Imperial Colelge. As part of her role at Salford Group she has delivered the Global Digital Exemplar and two NHS Vanguards. She is also an Ambassador for the ECHAlliance / Digital Health Society.