Dr David Baghurst is general manager of the NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI).
David also oversees the five research programmes run by the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and the centre’s global health research programme Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT).
David has a DPhil from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Warwick University. David started his career as a lecturer at Imperial College before leaving academia to manage industrial research and development teams and then science-based business incubator projects.
For 15 years David was involved in growing university technology transfer activities and advising international organisations on technology transfer policy and capacity development. David (Chinese name: 贝大卫) was based in China for five years and joined NIHR in 2017.