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Katherine Jeays-Ward

Katherine Jeays-Ward

Research and Innovation Lead, NHS England

In her role at NHS England, Katherine leads national programmes to embed research into care delivery and increase participation and diversity in research, through policy and operational means. She has a strong interest in transformative change and driving up the impact of research and innovation through consideration of whole health pathways and system infrastructure, including through the involvement of all users of those pathways and systems.

Katherine has broad experience within the research and innovation sectors nationally and internationally, with over a decade spent working across multiple programmes within the NIHR-funded Applied Research Collaboratives (ARCs) and Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs). She holds a PhD in developmental genetics from the Institute of Cancer Research.