Lauren Whitehead, Ph.D.

Director of Digital Strategy

Lauren earned a BSc Honours in Infectious Disease and Immunology from the University of Cape Town and a Ph.D. in Medical Science from the University of Aberdeen. Her research focused on the role of the innate immune system in autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as infectious diseases, including Tuberculosis. She has co-authored four publications in high-impact journals, including Nature Reviews Immunology.

Lauren took a leap into the digital marketing world when she joined Supreme. She brings a unique blend of scientific expertise and creativity to the team. She enjoys the challenges each project presents and helping each client develop a world-class website that meets their business goals.

Favorite Places

  • Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe
  • Isle of Arran, Scotland
  • Vineyards of Stellenbosch, South Africa


  • Wine connoisseur (self-proclaimed)
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • All shapes and sizes of dogs