Robin Buckle

MRC Chief Science Officer

Rob Buckle headshotRobin Buckle is the Chief Science Officer for the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Rob’s role is to:

  • shape and develop MRC’s head office scientific operations, boards and committees, to maintain excellence in funding decision-making and research outputs and to respond to the changing needs and integration into UK Research and Innovation
  • personally provide leadership for major science implementation programmes in select areas, by agreement with the Chief Executive Officer
  • ensure MRC’s external networks and internal communications provide up to date scientific insight, through effective contributions to strategy, evaluation, at board level and across MRC
  • have responsibility for MRC’s portfolio of major strategic research investments (covering institutes, units, MRC Centres of Research Excellence, population cohorts and research infrastructures) and ensuring that they make exceptional contributions to MRC’s research, and optimising communications, funding, review and governance arrangements to ensure continuous evolution
  • act as an ambassador for MRC, developing networks and inter-organisational relationships, and providing a public voice for MRC on issues such as science funding and quality, both nationally and internationally

Last updated: 5 September 2023

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