The Research and Development team
Dr Doug Brown
Director of Research and DevelopmentDoug is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Research & Development Directorate and the research grants process. He works closely with all of our advisors on the development of our strategy. He also represents the Directorate at the Strategic Leadership Team level, and in the media.
Doug did a PhD in Molecular Biology at Cambridge University and then spent three years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Medical Research Council's National Institute for Medical Research in London. He previously worked at the Multiple Sclerosis Society where he led the biomedical research programme. Outside work, Doug likes to spend lots of time with his family and two young children, as well as running, watching rugby and cooking.