Our People: Q&A with Senior Consultant Suzanne Lyon
We recently welcomed Suzanne Lyon to the Emerson Health Sydney team. As is our custom, we sat down and asked Suzanne some questions to get to know her better. Read on to learn a little bit more about Suzanne!
1. You've recently joined the Emerson Health team. Welcome! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Thank you for the opportunity. I am excited to be part of the Emerson Health team.
For over 15 years, I have worked as a health economist, policy advisor and management consultant, supporting improved access to health technologies (including medicines, diagnostics and devices). I have led significant reforms across industry, government and nonprofit sectors in health, disability and aged care. I conduct my project management, economic modelling and data intelligence with a customer-centric design.
Outside of work, I also volunteer my time to support mental health research and international development projects.
2. What drives your passion for the work we do?
I am passionate about improving patients' quality of life and outcomes, especially through increased access to innovative technologies. I am an advocate for evidence-based policy and customer centric solutions to provide better value healthcare.
3. Who is someone you admire and why?
The inspirational Dylan Alcott. I admire his focus on results and advocacy for inclusiveness. My young niece recently experienced significant disabilities associated with meningococcal. I hope she has a quality life, adopts a 'what is possible' approach, and experiences no barriers.
4. What books / publications do you read to keep up-to-date with information?
Among many journals and policy appraisals, I like to read autobiographies of women leaders around the world. I am currently reading 'Welcome to the Disinformation Age' by Ed Coper.
5. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Lynx (my cat) likes to wake up early. I am strongly encouraged to provide her with a timely breakfast.