A key leadership role within the CIS, as the CIS Head of Research and Development, you are responsible for COVIDx, the £7m research and development arm of the surveillance surveys. Your high-level research objective is to enable the evidence-based re-design of the surveillance studies to improve their cost-effectiveness, efficiency and quality.
Having worked to comprehensively understand, prioritise and evidence the research requirements, you will design, commission and ensure the delivery of the subsequent research. You will focus on the potential for immediate quick wins, while also considering the need for larger, longer term research. You will also ensure appropriate horizon scanning and will network, influence and exploit the global research on COVID-19 to the benefit of the survey.