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Biography

Jonathan is Vice-President/Vice-Principal (Service) at King’s College London. Service has been identified as one of five strategic priorities in King’s Strategic Vision 2029, alongside Education, Research, London and International. It encapsulates King’s commitment to society beyond education and research and will enable us to realise our vision to make the world a better place.

Jonathan is also a Professor of Public Policy in the Policy Institute at King’s. Jonathan was Director of the institute from February 2014 and 2017.

Jonathan’s main research interests are in biomedical and health R&D policy, research impact assessment and the use of research and evidence in policy and decision making. Jonathan co-founded the International School on Research Impact Assessment.

Recent studies that Jonathan has led include: an assessment of the impact case studies from the UK Research Excellence Framework; a project estimating the economic returns from musculoskeletal-related research in the UK; and a study looking at what the UK people really want from Brexit, where participants were asked to ‘trade’ different aspects of Brexit.

Jonathan was President of RAND Europe between June 2006 and October 2012, where he oversaw the doubling of the organisation's activity in Europe and the establishment of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, a joint venture with the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining RAND in 2002, Jonathan was Head of Policy at the Wellcome Trust.

Jonathan received his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, and his BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics.