Steven Hill

Director of Research, Research England, UK Research and Innovation

Steven Hill

Director of Research, Research England, UK Research and Innovation
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Steven.Hill@re.ukri.org

Biography

Steven has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in plant biology from the University of Edinburgh. After a number of research posts, he was appointed to a lectureship in plant science at the University of Oxford, where he taught and researched for 8 years. He then shifted career tracks into the world of policy-making, with two roles at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, focussing on bringing science and research into policy-making. Subsequently, he was appointed Head of the Strategy Unit at Research Councils UK, and then took up the post of Head of Research Policy at HEFCE in 2013.