Head of Research Infrastructure and Growth - Tony Soteriou

Head of Research Infrastructure and Growth

Tony is accountable for a number of areas of NIHR, including:

  • The NIHR Faculty which is the collective term for the people we support to lead and deliver health research, and to train as the next generation of health researchers. This is a diverse group of people – including academic researchers, operational delivery professionals and those training as future applied health researchers.
  • NIHR research infrastructure provides world-class facilities in the health and care system to undertake and support research. This encompasses NIHR Clinical Research Network, Clinical Research Facilities, Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (co-funded with Cancer Research UK), Biomedical Research Centres, Patient Safety Translational Research Centres, Medtech and In-Vitro Diagnostics Cooperatives, and Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care.
  • Collaborations with Industry, and supporting the Government’s life sciences industrial strategy and maximising NIHR’s contribution to wider economic growth.

Prior to working at the Department of Health and Social Care, Tony has held research leadership and management roles in the NHS, the NHS Executive and the UK Medical Research Council. Tony has a BSc (Hons) and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cardiff, Wales, and undertook postdoctoral research funded by the British Heart Foundation, at the University of Bristol.