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Chief Executive Officer
I started work as chief executive of Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) in June 2018 and am responsible, working alongside our trustees and staff team, for the overall management, strategy and operations of the charity. I have worked in the charity sector for more than a decade, most recently as the CEO of a small health-related charity, and before that working in policy, campaigns and communications roles in a large disability charity. I’ve also served as a trustee at two small charities, and prior to that worked in Parliament. I am based at PRUK’s office in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in London.
I am responsible for the daily operations of Pharmacy Research UK, including the preparation of all call launches, processing applications from submission to outcome and liaising with applicants and stakeholders. I am also the lead for setting up research contracts and monitoring the current Pharmacy Research UK portfolio.
I have previously worked in the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme, where I was involved in the commissioning of research for patient benefit. I have also managed the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. I have a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Neuroscience, specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience.
I have previously worked in the charity sector for more than 6 years at CIHT and previous to that, at a back-specialist clinic. I am responsible for the daily administrative tasks of Pharmacy Research UK, managing applications, finances and other administrative activities working alongside the PRUK team. I work part-time 3 day a week and am based at the PRUK office.
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