How we are managed

Our work is directed by the Department of Health and Social Care:

Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSci, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care

Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Health and Social Care

Dr Tony Soteriou, Deputy Director - Research Faculty, Infrastructure and Growth

Mike Batley, Deputy Director - Research Programmes

Dr Mark Toal, Deputy Director - Research Systems

Our day-to-day operations are overseen by 7 coordinating centre directors:

Dr David King, Director for the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF)

Lynn Kerridge, Director for the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

Dr Lisa Cotterill, CEO for the NIHR Academy 

Jonathan Sheffield, CEO for the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

Zoe Gray, Director for INVOLVE Coordinating Centre

David Baghurst, Director for NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infratructure (NOCRI)

Tara Lamont, Director for NIHR Dissemination Centre (DC)

A Strategy Board advises on the strategic direction for our work.

NIHR Briefing Documents set out how the NIHR is being delivered as a whole health research system through our structure

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