Matt Westmore joined the HRA as Chief Executive in February 2021. He has a background in research funding, policy and practice and was previously Director at the Wessex Institute at the University of Southampton and professor of enterprise with a focus on improving the relevance, transparency and quality of research.
Matt has held roles with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) including as an executive director of the Evaluation Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC). He was also Interim Director of INVOLVE and as a member of the HRA’s Research Transparency Strategy Group, he supported the development of the organisation’s Make it Public strategy for research transparency.
Matt has also worked internationally to help improve research funding practice around the world; this included being a founding member of the Ensuring Value in Research funders’ forum.