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Dr Kay Pattison OBE is Head of Research Contracting at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Her role encompasses strategic oversight of key NIHR coordinating Centre contracts, delivering end to end management and support for NIHR funded research. She is also part of the sponsor team working with the Health Research Authority, responsible for ethical approval of research.
Kay has over 30 years’ experience of working in research and development across four Government Departments. She has a personal research interest in service delivery across the health and care boundary and is a short breaks carer for Leeds City Council. Her PhD is in Social Policy and Social Work from the University of York.
Kay is a member of the NIHR Strategy Board.