Paola’s main responsibility is to manage and deliver the programme of work of the Health Data Research Alliance, working in partnership with data custodians, research organisations and charities to establish best practice around the use of health data for research and innovation.
Prior to joining HDR UK, Paola was a Data Research Funding Manager at Cancer Research UK (CRUK). In this role she oversaw the CRUK policy on data sharing and preservation, coordinated most of the open science activities across the organisation and was responsible for ensuring appropriate management and sharing of research data to maximise reuse. Paola has extensive expertise on data management and brings a funder’s perspective to this course. She has also worked in open science publishing.