Zoë Gray is Associate Director of Involvement, Engagement and Participation at the NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination.
Prior to this, Zoë was Director of INVOLVE, an NIHR-funded national advisory group that supported active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
An avid champion of public and patients shaping services and research, before joining INVOLVE Zoë was Chief Executive of a charity that helped individuals and families to improve their health and wellbeing and get into work. This included pioneering a service co-produced with families which prevented children from going into care.
Before she moved into the charitable sector, Zoë set up and led a £28m European Funding programme at the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). This built upon previous work within local authorities, where Zoë developed and managed strategic international and domestic partnerships and worked with others to design and secure multi-million pound regeneration programmes.