Professor Patrick Chinnery

MRC Executive Chair

Patrick ChinneryProfessor Patrick Chinnery is the Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Professor Chinnery plays a key role in developing, promoting and implementing MRC research programmes, working with national and international partners. He aims to help deliver the translation of the world’s most exciting research into human biology and disease rapidly into improved healthcare. As a practising clinician, he is well placed to do so.

Professor Chinnery’s clinical expertise is in neurology. He worked in Newcastle for many years, latterly as Director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine. In 2015, he moved to Cambridge, where he leads a research programme on mitochondrial genomics and human diseases in the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, where he is a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Last updated: 5 October 2023

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