Head of Nutrition Surveys and Studies and Business Management
Polly became the Head for Operations, Logistics and Business Management in October 2009. She joined HNR as Unit Manager in April 2003 having previously worked in MRC Head Office, London, as a Research Business Manager for the Molecular Cellular Medicine and Neurosciences and Mental Health Research Boards. She is a member of the Unit’s Strategic Leadership Board, and as the Unit’s Research Governance representative and Designated Individual on the Human Tissues Licence for HNR, she chairs the HNR Research Review Board which provides internal ethical review prior to external application and acts as a Steering Group for research governance. As Head of Operations, Polly leads all aspects of infrastructure and research support in the Unit, and directs operations, logistics and programme development for the national surveys programme (externally funded) in conjunction with senior scientific leads.