Head of Data for Science and Health, Wellcome Trust

Nicola Perrin is leading the development of a new strategic priority for Wellcome, looking at Data for Science and Health. She previously established Understanding Patient Data, to support better conversations about how health information can be used to improve care and research. From 2007-2016, Nicola was Head of Policy at Wellcome, responsible for leading policy development and advocacy work at Wellcome.

Particular areas of focus included research base funding, innovation in the NHS, and data sharing. Prior to joining Wellcome, Nicola worked at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics as Communications and External Affairs Manager, and before that, she was an exhibition manager at the Science Museum. Nicola is a Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities.