NIHR’s National Director for Patients and the Public and Chair of INVOLVE

NIHR Director of Patient and Public Involvement and Chair of INVOLVE, Simon Denegri

Simon Denegri

NIHR’s National Director for P​atients and the Public and Chair of INVOLVE – the national advisory group for the promotion and support of public involvement in research funded by the NIHR.

He was Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from 2006 until 2011 and, prior to this, Director of Corporate Communications at the Royal College of Physicians from 2003. He also worked in corporate communications for Procter & Gamble in the United States from 1997 to 2000. He has a long-standing personal and professional interest in the needs and priorities of people with dementia and their carers and currently chairs the Lay Champions Group for ​'Join Dementia Research', the national portal on dementia research that is to be launched ​later ​this year. He is a member of the NIHR Advisory and Strategy Boards, ​and is INVOLVE’s representative on the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Board.

He blogs ​in a personal capacity ​ about the public and health research at