We're thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr Anne-Marie Coriat as Co-Chair of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI). Anne-Marie has over 20 years' experience working across research funders in strategic planning, policy, operational delivery and funding, and is currently the Head of UK/EU Research Landscape at the Wellcome Trust.
Anne-Marie's work supports an environment in which research can flourish with a particular focus on research quality and developing a more positive culture for careers in research. She will take over from the current RoRI Co-Chair Dr Chonnettia Jones, who will be leaving in April for a new role as Vice President, Research at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) in British Columbia.
Anne-Marie received a degree in chemistry and environmental science, was a research technician at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and worked as a hospital biochemist before completing a PhD in developmental biology in Manchester, UK. Prior to joining Wellcome, she worked for UK Research Councils in a variety of roles, most recently as Director for Capacity, Skills and Infrastructure at the UK Medical Research Council and Chair of the Research Councils UK, Research Group.
She said: "I am delighted to have been appointed as Co-Chair of the founding partners group for Research on Research Institute. This is such an important and exciting time for RoRI as we prepare to launch our first projects. We are indebted to Chonnettia for her vision and energy and it's wonderful that she will continue with MSFHR as a strategic partner in RoRI. I look forward to working with such a talented and diverse team."
"I am thrilled Anne-Marie has agreed to join the founding partners as Co-Chair of RoRI, and together with Danil Mikhailov and Adam Dinsmore will capably lead Wellcome's engagement as a founding partner," said Chonnettia. "I have really valued being involved in this partnership, and I am absolutely thrilled about the vision, excitement and innovation created through RoRI. I look forward to continuing my involvement as a strategic partner." Notes to editors
RoRI is an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions and technologists working to champion transformative & translational research on research. By analysing research systems and experimenting with new tools, indicators and evaluation frameworks, we aim to advance more strategic, open, diverse and inclusive research. Visit our website http://www.researchonresearch.org/
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