Dr Maria Koufali
Job Title: Director of Strategic Partnerships and Deputy Director
Maria leads the Research and Innovation Department in Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2009. Her work includes the development and implementation of the Trust’s Research and Innovation Strategy and Service (£35M annual budget, a total of over 250 delivery and management staff). Following the award of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facility, she has been focusing on developing partnerships across the NHS, charity, academia, Life Sciences and Medtech sectors. Maria has extensive direct research experience in both preclinical and clinical research and an MBA specialised in Innovation and Advanced Strategic Management. Maria was fortunate to get the opportunity to attend the last International School of Research Impact Assessments (ISRIA) at the Novo Nordisk Foundation in October 2017. Maria is committed to developing and implementing an impact strategy for the Nottingham research infrastructure and towards supporting her NHS R&D colleagues in embedding impact in their own work.