Nicola leads the Policy and Public Affairs team, covering for Nisha Tailor while she is on maternity leave. She oversees AMRC’s work to influence the research and funding landscape, and to build networks across government and the life sciences sector.

Her background is in policy, strategy and engagement. Nicola was at Wellcome for fifteen years, where she led the policy team. She has had a particular focus on ensuring responsible use of patient data, including establishing the Understanding Patient Data initiative.

Nicola was a Trustee of AMRC from 2014-2019 and was awarded an MBE in New Year’s Honours 2020 for services to science.