Richard Gleave

Director of Science Strategy and Development at UK Health Security Agency

Director of Science Strategy and Development, UK Health Security Agency
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Richard Gleave is the Director of Science Strategy and Development at the UK Health Security Agency. He is responsible for the production and implementation of UKHSA’s Science Strategy, including research and knowledge management, scientific workforce development and innovation across the agency.

Richard was previously the Deputy Chief Executive of Public Health England and has been an NHS Trust Chief Executive and Performance Director of the NHS.

He is undertaking a D Phil at the Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare at the University of Oxford and is also a Senior Associate Tutor at the University. In 2007-8, he was a Harkness/Health Foundation Fellow attached Kaiser Permanente and the University of California Berkeley. He has a MSc in Health Economics from the University of Sheffield and a BA Hons in Geography from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University.

  • In news articles

    Learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

    Richard Gleave, UK Health Security Agency, and Professor Sharon Peacock, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, discussed the wider implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting on the success of the UK’s COVID-19 Genomics Consortium (COG-UK) in pandemic response and, more broadly, on the evolving role of scientific advice in times of public crises.