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Luciana Berger

Luciana Berger

Luciana is Managing Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs, specialising in health, food and drink, climate change and energy policy.

Before joining Edelman, Luciana served as the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree for almost a decade. She was the Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Shadow Minister for Public Health and Shadow Cabinet Member for Mental Health between 2010 and 2016. Between 2016 and 2019 Luciana was a leading member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, and latterly was appointed as the Liberal Democrat Shadow Spokesperson for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing.

An award winning campaigner, Luciana helped secure a number of significant legislative changes during her parliamentary career and was ‘The People’s Choice Backbencher of the Year’ in 2018. Before entering Parliament, Luciana worked for Accenture advising Government departments, including the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, the Treasury and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. She also worked in house at the NHS Confederation as the organisation’s government and parliamentary manager and was the Director of the Labour Friends of Israel.

Luciana featured in the 2019 Vogue 25 British Vogue’s list of 25 'high powered and visionary women whose work is shaping Britain’s future.’ In the same year she also topped the Evening Standard’s 'Progress 1000 list the annual celebration of London’s most influential people.

Luciana has a degree in Commerce and Spanish from the University of Birmingham and a Masters in Government, Politics and Policy from Birkbeck College, the University of London. She is an advisory board member of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and is Vice President of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.