Interim Chair, UKRI Research Integrity Committee
Helen Munn is the Interim Chair of the new UKRI Research Integrity Committee which will champion research integrity in the UK and independently examine whether research institutions have followed appropriate processes to investigate misconduct. Helen will provide senior strategic leadership and subject matter expertise to refine the scope of the Research Integrity Committee.
Previously, Helen was Acting CEO of MQ, a mental health charity which supports research into the nature, cause, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of all forms of mental illness.
Helen also served as the Executive Director of the Academy of Medical Sciences – the UK’s national academy representing the full spectrum of medical science, from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery. Helen joined the Academy’s policy team in 2004, becoming Executive Director in 2009, and oversaw a major expansion in the Academy’s resources, profile and impact, including a successful £5 million fundraising appeal to establish the Academy’s first headquarters in 2010, influential policy reports, leading-edge public dialogue exercises, and a portfolio of innovative grant and mentoring schemes to support early career researchers in the UK and overseas.
Prior to joining the Academy, Helen completed a fellowship at UK Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology and worked for a short time in the BBC Science Team. She followed her undergraduate degree from The Queen’s College, Oxford with a PhD in molecular endocrinology from the University of Edinburgh.