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HRA Director of Policy and Partnerships appointed

Last updated on 23 Nov 2022

We’re delighted to announce that after a highly competitive external recruitment process, Becky Purvis has been appointed to the substantive post of Director of Policy and Partnerships.

Becky has been our Deputy Director and latterly Interim Director for Policy and Partnerships. She previously worked for the Royal Society, AMRC and in Parliament.

A headshot of Dr Matt Westmore

We are really excited that Becky has been appointed our permanent director. She has great experience in policy development with science and health, having worked for the Royal Society, AMRC and in Parliament. Having been our Deputy Director and Interim Director for Policy and Partnerships she can hit the ground running and ensure continuity and pace of delivery of our strategy.

Matt Westmore, HRA Chief Executive
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I am really excited to be stepping into the role of Director of Policy and Partnerships at the HRA. I’ve been closely involved in the development of our ambitious new strategy, working with people who have experience of or been impacted by research. We now need to make this strategy a reality and I am proud to be part of a brilliant team of people ready to do this together, making it easier to do research that people can trust.

Becky Purvis, HRA Director of Policy and Partnership

You can follow Becky on Twitter at @beckypurvis

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