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Dr Matthew Hallsworth

Dr Matthew Hallsworth is NIHR Director of External Affairs & Strategic Partnerships. 

Matt and his team have three areas of focus:

  • coordinating and supporting NIHR’s engagement with its key partner organisations
  • supporting the cross-sector work to achieve the vision for the Future of UK Clinical Research Delivery
  • working across government to develop strategic partnerships with life sciences companies, ensuring NIHR plays a key role in these partnerships

Matt has been with the NIHR since its inception in 2006. He has worked in a variety of roles focused on engagement and improving the organisation’s ability to provide consistent, high impact interactions with research organisations, the R&D community and across government.

Prior to NIHR, Matt was Head of Communications at the UK Clinical Research Collaboration and Research Development Manager at the medical charity Asthma UK. During his earlier career, Matt was a Research Fellow in Respiratory Medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, where he completed his PhD on the mechanisms of inflammation in asthma and allergic disease.