Dr Catriona Manville
Director of Research Policy
Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)
Catriona is the Director of Research Policy at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). The AMRC is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting over 160 medical research charities in saving and improving lives through research and innovation. Catriona oversees the research and policy portfolios, including guidance and support to charities on processes to fund medical research, and thought leadership and influence on policy issues relating to the research landscape within universities and research in the NHS.
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.