Dr Louise Wood

Dr Louise Wood is Director of Science, Research and Evidence at the Department of Health and Social Care. Alongside the Department’s Chief Scientific Advisor, she leads the National Institute for Health Research, as its Deputy CEO and has responsibility for policy research and science policy.

Previously, she has worked in drug safety regulation, was founding Director of the General Practice Research Database Division (now CPRD) and a member of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s Executive Board‎ for four years.

She also worked on secondment as Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Association of Medical Research Charities. Louise has an honours degree in physiology and PhD in biomedical science.

Last updated: 7 April 2022

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