Clair Chilvers

Clair’s early career was as a cancer epidemiologist at the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London. She held the Chair of Epidemiology at Nottingham University for 10 years and for the latter part of that time was also Dean of the University’s Graduate School. She joined the Research and Development Directorate at the Department of Health in 1999 with responsibility for the Mental Health Research and Development Portfolio and as Director of the Forensic Mental Health Research and Development Programme. Clair has previously been Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and then of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She co-founded in 2008, and is currently Chair, of the charity Mental Health Research UK. Other former charity trusteeships include Barnwood Trust, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales and the Centre for Mental Health. Clair was also a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and the first chair of Southwell Cathedral Council.