Dr Claire Newland is Director of Policy, Ethics and Governance at the Medical Research Council, UK Research & Innovation. She is responsible for MRC corporate and research governance, including public accountability and transparency, and research ethics, regulation, integrity, good research practice, open science, and responsible research.

Since joining the Medical Research Council in 2000, Claire has enjoyed a wide range of strategic, policy, and research management roles across the breadth of MRC research, for example in global health, genomics, precision medicine, and most recently leading on data science.

Prior to 2000, Claire pursued a 10-year career as a neuroscientist at the University of Washington, USA, and University of Oxford, including industry collaborations.