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Dr Tony Soteriou is Deputy Director of Research Facility, Infrastructure and Growth at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Tony is accountable for a number of areas of NIHR, including the NIHR research infrastructure, which 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.
Tony also leads 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.
He is responsible for 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.
Tony is also a member of the NIHR Strategy Board.