Sophie Taysom is an independent policy consultant at Keyah Consulting. She provides expertise on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health and care, AI ethics, and the built environment. Sophie specialises in policy analysis to support project development and delivery in both the public and private sectors.
Prior to this, she worked in the Department of Health and Social Care as a senior policy lead. Her portfolio includes policy leadership on addressing antimicrobial resistance in low and middle-income countries, health innovation, building the NHS workforce, bioethics, and mental health. Each of these roles required extensive stakeholder engagement which included working closing with the public, national and international experts, senior colleagues, across government, and with Ministers. Her work on a number of key government deliverables has ranged from policy development through to implementation, strategy development, and programme management.