Dr Victoria King has been appointed as Director of Grants at Barts Charity. She joins the charity on the 1st May from Wellcome Trust where she was Head of Science Strategy Delivery.
At Wellcome Trust, Dr King led the development, delivery and review of Wellcome’s science research strategy, amongst working on many major investments for the charity including the Francis Crick Institute, Wellcome Sanger Institute and Wellcome Centres. Prior to joining Wellcome in 2012, she was Head of Research at Diabetes UK and also spent a year at Central and East London NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network where she commissioned and led strategic activities to facilitate clinical trial recruitment in several NHS Trusts including Barts Health.
Barts Charity is one of the UK’s oldest and largest foundations and one of the most significant funders of healthcare innovation in the UK. The charity funds ground-breaking medical research, state-of-the-art equipment and healthcare projects that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide.
Dr King will lead Barts Charity’s ambitious £30 million a year grantmaking strategy, working in partnership with the Barts Health NHS Trust hospitals and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London.
Recent large-scale investments Barts Charity has made include £6.8 million to redevelop the Women’s and Neonatal Unit at Whipps Cross Hospital and £10 million to progress cancer research at Barts Cancer Institute