Dr Claire Kidgell
Assistant Director, National Institute for Health Research
Dr Claire Kidgell has over 16 years’ experience working in research management and administration having both worked 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 at Imperial College London and undertook postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA.
She joined the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2010 as Senior Research Manager for the NIHR Public Health Research programme with responsibility for the management and oversight of the research application process from topic identification through to the implementation of funding decisions.
In November 2016, she became an Assistant Director leading on the identification and prioritisation of research questions for NIHR. She is also currently Head of Programme for the NIHR Public Health Research programme working to support programme delivery specifically strategic oversight and the implementation of several new initiatives aimed at tackling wider preventable risk factors and determinants of health.