Deputy Director of Policy, Resources and Communications

Fiona Armstrong

Dr Fiona Armstrong

Dr Fiona Armstrong is currently Deputy Director of Policy, Resources and Communications at the Economic and Social Research Council. She leads the Capability Team, which is responsible for Skills, Methods, Data infrastructure and Policy. Fiona has been with the Research Councils for 15 years, joining the ESRC in 2005, 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 Knowledge Exchange, with oversight of the ESRC's knowledge exchange strategy; 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.