Dr Helen Bodmer

Head, Health Systems Partnerships at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Head of Health Systems Partnerships, UK Research and Innovation
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Helen Bodmer is currently Head of Health Systems Partnerships at the Medical Research Council which is part of UK Research and Innovation.

Helen previously worked as Head of the MRC and Health Research Team at the Department for Business Innovation & Skills. Her previous role included being the Departmental lead for policy on academic medical research and matters relating to the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research with high level strategic overview of publicly funded medical research in the UK. She also has responsibility for sponsorship and performance management of the MRC. She worked closely with colleagues in her unit which covers all areas of scientific research as well as with the Office for Life Sciences in BIS and other Government Departments, especially the Department of Health and the Home Office. In addition to this she is the UK Delegate for the IDEAS programme (FP7) for the European Research Council.

Helen’s background is as an immunologist and rheumatologist and prior to her current post she spent four and a half years as an Inspector in the Home Office Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate.