New Chair of the NHS R&D Forum – Angela Topping
Date: 22 September 2023
The Trustees of the NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that from 1st October 2023, Angela Topping will become Chair of the NHS R&D Forum. Angela, who was appointed as an Executive Member of the Forum in 2020, replaces Maria Palmer who retired in May 2023 after nearly 25 years of invaluable service to the health and care research community.
Angela will continue in her role as Head of the Newcastle Joint Research Office and carry out the role of Chair with support not only from the newly appointed Trustees, but also the wider health and care research community.
The appointment is for 3 years in the first instance, with the core responsibilities being to develop, in collaboration with the Trustees and the wider health and care research community, a vision and ambition for the Forum in a post-pandemic world, develop and embed transparent governance for the Forum and lead on stakeholder management and engagement.
On her appointment, Angela commented ‘I am honoured and excited to be appointed as Chair of the NHS R&D Forum. I am looking forward to working with the health and care research community at a UK level so we can collectively address some of the wicked problems in society through evidence-based research. This is a team effort, and every voice matters. Please let your voice be heard by engaging with us to ensure we are fit for the future’.
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