Jess leads a strategic work programme to strengthen the emphasis on the impact of health research, showing the breadth and depth of the value generated by HRC investment in high quality research and effectively communicating tangible benefits to key stakeholders.
Jess also provides robust policy insight, analysis and evidence to underpin sector-wide health, science and innovation initiatives, specifically those that support implementation of the New Zealand Health Research Strategy (2017-2027) and works on projects to ensure the HRCs funding policies and processes draw on international best practice for ensuring value in research, advancing the practices of health research and research funding.
Jess originally trained in critical health psychology. Prior to the HRC, Jess was based at the National Guideline Centre at the Royal College of Physician’s in London, undertaking critical appraisal of health, social care and service delivery research to develop evidence-based guidelines for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
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