Bryony Butland joined STFC to lead the Programme to develop the UK Research and Innovation Infrastructure roadmap - working across UKRI Councils and beyond with other key bodies within the UK landscape such as NPL, MET Office and UK Space Agency.
Bryony started as a researcher completing her PhD in Genetics with a follow on postdoc in a small biotech company designing high throughput genetic screening techniques with engineers and roboticists. She joined the UK civil service in 2003 undertaking a number of roles in different science related policy roles within the Strategy Unit of Department of Energy and Climate Change; Public Health policy and programmes in Department of Health; set up of Innovate UK (then Technology Strategy Board in DTI); Horizon Scanning projects for the Government Office for Science’s Foresight Programme - on childhood obesity and technology horizon scanning in particular - and worked in Civil Contingencies for the Cabinet Office.
Most recently based in BEIS she has worked on the impact of Government investment in research and innovation; acted as departmental sponsor of the UK Space Agency; led aspects of the setup of UKRI including the Higher Education and Research Bill and led the departments input on research and innovation for the two most recently spending reviews working closely with the Research Councils.
Last updated: 15 January 2019