Director of Research, Partnerships and International

Adrian Alsop Adrian Alsop

Adrian holds a degree in Economics and has been with ESRC since 1989 in a variety of roles including committee secretary, corporate policy and theme co-ordinator. As Director for Research and International Strategy he is responsible for the development and commissioning of the Council’s research agenda and takes management responsibility for the Research and International Strategy Directorate, which includes teams leading on the development and commissioning of research across the Council’s portfolio and international activity.

Adrian has led partnerships with learned societies, Research Councils, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), government departments, civil society and business organisations. These include the joint Development Group with TSB and government department groups including the Food Research Partnership, the ministerial group on Alzheimer’s disease and pan-departmental interests in subjective wellbeing to develop new research central to delivery of the Council’s Strategic plan. Adrian is a member of the RCUK Research and Development Group (RDG) which leads the strategy for RCUK research programmes and will drive ESRC involvement in the RCUK programmes through the extremely tough expected outcome to the CSR, which involves Adrian inputting into debates about major capital spend, including the proposed Birth Cohort Facility Project.