Axel Heitmueller

Dr Axel Heitmueller

Senior Associate Fellow


Dr Axel Heitmueller is Managing Director of Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), working with the NHS and industry to accelerate transformation through the adoption of innovation. As part of this role, he is the Director of the HDRUK Real World Evidence Hub, Discover-Now.

In response to the Covid pandemic, Axel supported Test & Trace as Innovation and Strategy Director. He is also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation.

Prior to joining the ICHP, Axel was Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He brings a broad range of experience from academia and central government where he was Deputy Director and Chief Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office and No 10.