Dr Claire Kidgell
Claire is an Assistant Director at NIHR leading on the identification and development of opportunities to guide future NIHR research investment. She is also currently Head of Programme for the NIHR Public Health Research programme responsible for the implementation of new strategic initiatives aimed at tackling wider preventable risk factors and determinants of health.
She has extensive experience working across the UK health research system having both worked previously for Cardiff University as a Strategic Research Co-ordinator and for the Wellcome Trust as a Science Portfolio Advisor. She completed a PhD in microbiology and undertook postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA.