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New Chief Scientific Adviser and NIHR lead

Date: 26 April 2021

Professor Lucy Chappell FMedSci has been appointed as the next Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), following a competitive recruitment process chaired by the Civil Service Commissioner.

As Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Chappell will lead the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), working in partnership with the Director of DHSC’s Science Research and Evidence directorate. She will have responsibility for research policy, research management and delivery of the £1.3bn research budget.

Visit the NIHR website to find out more.

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