Our team

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Angela Hind PhD

Chief Executive

Angela advises and assists the Board of Trustees and has delegated authority to implement the charity’s policies. She became Director of the charity in 2013 having steered the Medical Research Foundation through a major restructuring, as its business manager. Angela joined the charity from the MRC where she had 15 years experience of grant and fellowship management.


Clare Soares

Research Manager

Clare joined us in June 2017 and is responsible for delivering grant funding schemes, managing the Foundation’s current grant portfolio and collecting and evaluating the outputs of these grants. Prior to this, she carried out research in a number of areas at St. Georges University, including  diagnostics. Any questions about our research funding can be sent directly to Clare.


Iain Lee

Finance and Estates Manager

Iain is our Finance and Estates Manager and deals with the day-to-day finances and reporting on all of our on-going grants. Any queries about these should be sent directly to Iain.

Khadeja Ahmed


Khadeja Ahmed is our Coordinator and provides support with research competitions, legacies and bequests, recruitment, finance and provides support for the board of trustees. Any general queries about the charity can be sent directly to Khadeja.

Lisa Robinson

Head of Fundraising

Lisa joined us in January 2017 from the Disasters Emergency Committee, where she led on all major gift fundraising for 5 emergency crisis appeals including the Nepal Earthquake Appeal in 2015 and the Yemen Crisis Appeal in 2016. She is responsible for leading all fundraising activities for MRF in order to raise more charitable income to spend on medical research that will improve lives. In addition to the day job, Lisa is also a Trustee for School-Home Support (SHS). Lisa is your point of contact for all fundraising-related enquiries.

Maria Claridge

Head of Operations and Governance

Maria joined us in June 2017, having worked as an interim corporate governance specialist in a number of organisations across the not-for-profit sector.  She is responsible for developing and managing the cross-functional operational support for the Foundation, leading on governance and compliance matters for the organisation, as well as business development, planning and processes.

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