Simon Denegri OBE

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Simon Denegri OBE is currently National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public in Research at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He will take up the role of Executive Director at the Academy of Medical Sciences UK in October 2019.   From 2011 until 2017 he was Chair of INVOLVE – the national advisory group for the promotion and support of public involvement in research funded by NIHR. He was Chief Executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from 2006 until 2011 and, prior to this, Director of Corporate Communications at the Royal College of Physicians from 2003.  He also worked in corporate communications for Procter & Gamble in the United States from 1997 to 2000.   He writes and speaks extensively about community and public involvement in health and social care and blogs at He also writes poetry which he publishes at

He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for services to NHS, Public Health and social care research.