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Our team

Meet the Smart Data Research UK team

Our team is led by Joe Cuddeford, Director of Smart Data Research UK. We are based at the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) offices in London and Swindon.

Team - Joe Cuddeford

Joe Cuddeford


Sam McGregor 

Deputy Director  

Deborah Abramson Kroll  

Head of Strategy and Partnerships  

Bruce Jackson  

Head of Workstreams and Operations  

Team - Matt Croston

Matthew Croston  

Head of Programme Management

Team - Mark Gardner

Mark Gardner

Head of Communications and Public Engagement

Dr Rushil Ranchod

Senior Strategy & Partnerships Manager  

Olivia Varley-Winter

Senior Data Policy Manager, Strategy & Partnerships

Veronica Guzman

Senior Strategy & Partnerships Manager

Elizabeth Beckett

Senior Portfolio Manager  

Ian Neil

Portfolio Manager

Sophie Lucas

Sophie Lucas

Executive Assistant to Director 

Team - Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Senior Public Engagement Manager

Claire Burgoyne Lyttle

Claire Burgoyne Lyttle

Senior Communications Manager

Sarah Jardine

Sarah Jardine

Programme Support Officer

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