Dr Mark Toal
Job Title: Deputy Director for Research Systems
As Deputy Director for Research Systems at the Department of Health and Social Care, I have responsibility for a number of aspects of NIHR policy and operations and I am also the sponsor for the Health Research Authority.
My NIHR facing responsibilities include oversight of the NIHR budget, contracting, procurement, Information Systems and communications. I am also responsible for leading our work on evidencing the impact of NIHR research.
Prior to my time in Government, I was a research scientist at the Natural Environment Research Council.