Mehwaesh joined the AMRC in 2019. Her role as Research Policy Manager involves analysing and communicating research and innovation policy and its implications for member charities. She leads on AMRC’s work to drive responsible funding practices across the membership including the future of peer review, research value and reproducibility, research policy elements of diversity, inclusion, anti-bullying and harassment. She also leads on AMRC’s engagement with the NHS Long Term Plan on research and innovation ensuring the unique contribution of medical research charities is recognised.

Prior to joining the AMRC, Mehwaesh worked as a Policy Officer at the Academy of Medical Sciences. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College London.