Melissa Lewis-Brown is Health Data Research UK’s Science Manager, supporting our community of researchers and innovators to work together across sites and regions to deliver on our ambitious aims. She is also responsible for the attribution of HDR UK supported work, to enable us to demonstrate our impact, as a single institute, in enhancing the health of the nation.

Originally a molecular biologist, Melissa left academia after her PhD and has since worked for a number of medical research organisations including the Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences. She has supported various groups within biomedical and clinical academia – such as early career researchers, molecular and physiological sciences communities, rare disease research collaborations, as well as research teams at the interface of human health and the environment.