Dr Alison Simmons

Director of Research

Alison, our Director of Research, joined us in September 2019 to lead the Research team.

She implements our research strategy, leads on research policy development, and delivers new awards in priority areas.

Alison has a degree in Biology from the University of York and a PhD in cancer immunology from the University of Edinburgh. She held postdoctoral positions at St George’s University of London in reproductive immunology, then moved to the Wellcome Trust where she developed and implemented their research funding in infectious disease and immunology.

In her spare time, Alison enjoys reading, music and running.