Dr Louise Wood

Director of Science, Research & Evidence at Department of Health and Social Care

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Director of Science, Research & Evidence, Department of Health and Social Care
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Louise is Director of Science, Research & Evidence at the Department of Health and Social Care. She leads the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) with Professor Chris Whitty, the Department’s Chief Scientific Advisor, working across government and with other funding agencies. She also has responsibility for research to inform policy in the Department and science policy for genomics, rare diseases and emerging therapies.

Louise has worked at a national level in the life sciences sector for over 25 years in roles and organisations dedicated to excellent science, delivering economic impact and enabling a healthier society. She has an honours degree in physiology from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in biomedical science from the University of London.

  • 13 March 2018, 4pm

    Goal posts or judging panels?

    A policy workshop to explore the challenges of performance measurement for government in the context of innovation, life sciences and UK plc.