External Expert Profile
Pilar is the Associate Director of the NICE International team. She is responsible for the strategic objectives and direction of the NICE International services, oversees all the international services provided by the team and contributes to the delivery of different international engagements through workshops, educational seminars, and international consultancy projects. She has extensive experience in delivering these services at a national and international scale and represents NICE in a series of NHS International groups.
Pilar also works in scientific advice projects in the NICE Scientific Advice team, where she contributes to the standard service providing advice on behalf of NICE and also collaborates in parallel scientific advice with other Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and regulatory agencies. She joined NICE in 2012 and worked in the Technology Appraisals and the Highly Specialised Technologies programme until 2016, when she became part of the Scientific Advice team.
Pilar holds a University degree in Business Administration and Management from University of La Laguna (Spain), and an MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Law with specialisation in Health Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Before joining NICE, Pilar worked as a Researcher in one of the Spanish regional HTA units (SESCS, Canary Islands) conducting systematic reviews and economic evaluations for the Spanish Healthcare System. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Spanish Health Economics Association (AES).