Dr Orlaith Burke leads the Future of R&D theme at The Dock – Accenture’s global innovation centre. A researcher and statistician at heart, Orlaith loves nothing more than tackling a big ambitious question with our global clients. She is driven by a need to understand complexity and seeking out new ideas to create positive change. She seeks out brand new industry solutions to bring about real impact at the patient level. Before joining The Dock, Orlaith completed her PhD in Statistics in Dublin, was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, and spent six years as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Oxford, where she developed her expertise and her specific interest in clinical trials.