Ryan Li, Adviser for the Global Health and Development Group, Imperial College London, is the strategic and technical lead for several workstreams in iDSI. He led the development of an innovative method for assessing countries’ readiness for priority-setting and HTA, and completed this exercise for 17 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Ryan also works on other practical support projects, including the development and implementation of evidence-informed clinical quality standards in Vietnam and India.

Ryan worked for NICE International from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that he conducted systematic reviews at the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health in developing clinical guidelines for NICE and joined University College London as a researcher on a clinical trial evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a psychological intervention for dementia carers. In 2013 Ryan successfully defended his PhD thesis exploring the carer coping mechanisms underlying the intervention’s effectiveness. This clinical trial (and part of Ryan’s PhD) was funded by the NIHR-HTA programme, in order to address a research gap highlighted in the NICE dementia guideline.