Simon Denegri OBE

Executive Director
Academy of Medical Sciences



Simon Denegri OBE is the executive director of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) in London, UK.

Before taking up this role, Simon was the national director for patients, carers and the public at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and chair of INVOLVE, the national advisory group for the promotion and support of public involvement in research funded by NIHR.

He was chief executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) from 2006 until 2011 and, before that, director of corporate communications at the Royal College of Physicians from 2003. He also worked in corporate communications for Procter & Gamble in the United States from 1997 to 2000. Before that he led public affairs for the Alzheimer's Society in the UK and has a long-standing personal and professional interest in dementia and mental health issues.

Simon was awarded the OBE for services to NHS, public health and social care research in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018. He writes and speaks extensively about community and public involvement in health and social care, and blogs at

Twitter: @SDenegri

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