Frances Beves is NIHR Director of Communications.
Working across NIHR's distributed structure, Frances is responsible for raising awareness of the NIHR, its role, value and people, among both internal and external stakeholders. Her role encompasses brand management, media relations, digital communications, events and campaigns, and employee engagement.
Frances has over 25 years' experience in healthcare communications. She was European Communications Director for Eli Lilly and Company for 10 years and has also worked in-house for GlaxoSmithKline and GE Healthcare. Frances also has experience of leading healthcare communications teams at major public relations consultancies in London and New York City.