Sonja Potenze is IAPO's Policy Manager and is responsable for leading policy development and research activites to ensure patients' voice is better heard in health policy making at global and regional levels. 


Sonja Potenze is IAPO’s Policy Manager having joined IAPO April 2019 after working in policy and campaigns roles at several health, membership and environmental organisations. She has for example played a part in the team that delivered the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day campaign with Global Action Plan, provided policy research for the General Optical Council and assisted in the administration of the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In addition, she has extensive experience in project and event management. 
Before moving to the UK in 2014 she worked for over 10 years as a freelancer in the media and film industries: as a journalist for the press and radio, in a variety of roles in different film and tv productions and in international film promotion.
She holds an MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation from King’s College London and a BA in Audiovisual Communication at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. 
In her personal life, she has been involved in the work of various human rights, women’s rights and environmental organisations, and has special interests including women’s access to safe healthcare, the history of medicine and herbal remedies.



Get in touch with Sonja

Contact Sonja via email or on  +44 20 7250 8278