Catriona is Head of Policy at the AMRC. In this role, she oversees the range of policy topics the team cover, from research and funding to clinical policy. Her driving aim is to ensure the best possible environment for research to be conducted in academic and clinical settings in the UK and deliver benefits to patients.

Prior to joining AMRC, Catriona was a Research Leader at RAND Europe, an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to help improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. At RAND, Catriona led a large portfolio of research evaluation and research into societal impact, with a particular focus on evaluating national assessment systems. Clients included UK government departments, charities and industry, European institutions and other overseas governments. In addition, she has worked for NIHR in business intelligence, and the pharmaceutical industry in genetic toxicology. She holds a doctorate in biochemistry and genetics from Newcastle University.