Dr Alicia Greated took up the position of CEO on 27th August 2019. Previously, Alicia was Global Director of Research Engagement at Heriot-Watt University and prior to that, she led the Newton Fund (a £735 million research and innovation fund to enhance the UK’s engagement with global emerging economies) delivery team at the UK’s Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
In 2008, Alicia moved to Delhi, India where she was founder and Director of Research Council UK (RCUK) India at the British High Commission. After four years in India, she moved to Beijing to become Director RCUK China at the British Embassy in Beijing.
Alicia has also worked as acting Director of Research for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and spent five years at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) where she was Head of Engineering.
Alicia has a PhD in Molecular Genetics. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a member of the Scottish Funding Councils Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee.