Head of Programme Delivery – ARC WM
Knowledge Mobilisation Lead – WMAHSN

NIHR ARC West Midlands


Email address:  Paul.Bird@uhb.nhs.uk

Mr Paul Bird

Community Member


Paul was an operational and strategic manager within the NHS working at a large acute trust for 12 years before joining NIHR CLAHRC WM (the precursor to NIHR Applied Research Collaboration WM). He works as the Head of Programme Delivery providing links between the academic staff and health and social care stakeholders as well as working across the breadth of the organisation’s activities. For the last 3 years Paul has had a joint role also working as Knowledge Mobilisation Lead for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network working to improve the use of evidence and evaluation across their implementation and adoption activities.

Paul has held honorary positions at both University of Birmingham and University of Warwick since 2015 and contributes to a range of teaching activities. His research and implementation interests include knowledge mobilisation, Board level decision making and evidence-based policy making. He also sits on the External Advisory Board for both Warwick Evidence and the West Midlands Evidence Synthesis Group.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2044-8956

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Dr David Lo

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
University of Leicester

Professor Robert Laramee

University of Nottingham

Zoë Turner

Senior Data Scientist
The Strategy Unit (NHS ML)

Mr Chris Dyke

Head of Connectivity
Medilink Midlands