Kaisa Immonen oversees the overall strategic and policy agenda at EPF, strategy and liaison with international organisations. A Finnish native, Kaisa holds an MA in International Relations and Conflict Resolution from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK and a BA in International Relations from the University of Tampere in Finland.
She is currently co-chair of the European Medicines Agency’s Patients and Consumers Working Party since 2016 and from October 2020 a patient representative on the EMA COVID-19 task force. She represents EPF on the OECD’s health care quality and outcomes working party, an advisory group on PRIMS, the International patient advisory group for the OECD PaRIS initiative, and has been involved in CIOMS working group XI on patient involvement. In her personal capacity she is a member of the BMJ Patient Panel. Her personal interests include patient empowerment, patient safety, quality of care and health literacy.
She has previously worked in the private (financial) and NGO (culture and health) sectors in the UK and in Cyprus. She also has a background in external communications/marketing and relationship management.