Gillian Christie

Vitality Institute

Innovative technology combined with behavioral economic strategies has potential to transform the prevention and management of chronic diseases for all populations.


Gillian Christie is a Health Innovation Manager at Vitality. She is a leader in personalized technologies that promote health and prevent disease, and explores their related ethical, legal, and social implications.

Gillian previously worked at Grand Challenges Canada, where she researched investment areas within non-communicable diseases. At the Sandra Rotman Centre, she assessed health technologies for application in developing countries. Gillian was also a Director of SimPrints, a health technology start-up focused on patient identification using mobile biometrics.

Gillian has spoken at a variety of events, including the World Economic Forum, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and a contributing author to the Lancet and Rockefeller Foundation’s Commission on Planetary Health (July 2015).

Gillian completed a Master’s (MPhil) degree at the University of Cambridge in Innovation, Strategy and Organization, and holds a MA (Hons) in Management from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.