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Dr Chris Stock

Head of the Southampton Centre for Research Engagement and Impact

Dr Chris Stock heads the UHS-UoS Southampton Centre for Research Engagement and Impact, combining communications, PPIE, EDI and impact teams. Chris and the teams work to maximise impact by engaging those intended to benefit from, use or enable research outcomes, at every stage. On joining UHS in 2012 Chris established the NHS’s first dedicated research communications and engagement function, and was seconded by Welsh Government to recast Wales’ national health research communications and PPIE over 2017-19. Chris came to UHS from the Wellcome Trust. There he developed and implemented Wellcome’s strategy for enabling researchers’ and research centres’ public engagement.