Dr Cat Ball is Head of Policy at the Association of Medical Research Charities, the UK’s membership body for health and medical research charities. She leads on the development of policy positions with the ultimate aim to ensure the best possible environment for charities to fund research in the UK. She works across a range of policy areas and has a particular passion for supporting charities to develop new ways of funding, including ‘passion capital’ approaches where the drive and mission-focus of a charity is combined with an investment strategy.
Cat has previously worked in policy roles in the House of Lords and Learned Societies and has advised the Scottish Funding Council on research funding strategy. Cat has a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford.