Deputy Director of Policy, Resources and Communications

Dr Fiona Armstrong

Fiona Armstrong

Dr Fiona Armstrong is currently Deputy Director of Policy, Resources and Communications at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). As part of her role, she has strategic oversight for Knowledge Exchange and is responsible for leading the Council's engagement with users across the Business, Civil Society and Public sectors. She has recently returned from a part-time secondment to the Technology Strategy Board. Fiona has oversight of the Council's three main Policy Committees.

Fiona has been with the Research Councils for 14 years, half of this time spent with the ESRC, however she has also worked within Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the Research Councils UK Strategy Unit. Within ESRC, Fiona has previously had roles as Head of the Training Team, with an oversight of the studentship application and recognition processes, and the Economy, Business and Society team which was responsible for the peer review and commissioning of research within Economics, Management and Business Studies and Sociology.