Dr Chris Henshall is an Honorary Professor at HERG. Chris has held various academic and senior management positions within the health research system and the higher education system within the UK. After securing a PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Cambridge in 1981 he held various academic posts. In 1988 he became a Principal Scientific Officer at the Medical Research Council. He joined the R&D Division of the Department of Health, and from 1996 – 2001 was Deputy Director of R&D.
From 2001-4 he was Director of the Science and Engineering Base Group in the Office of Science and Technology and from 2005-10 he was Pro Vice Chancellor for External Relations at the University of York. From 2003-5 he was also Founding President of Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi). Chris is now drawing on this wealth of experience in his current role as an independent consultant on health, research and innovation policy. From various positions he has over many years encouraged, supported and contributed to the stream of work at HERG on assessing the Payback from health research, and his involvement has been enhanced through his appointment as an Honorary Professor at HERG.