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Kirstine Knox

Research Associate

Kirstine Knox is Chief Executive of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. The Association exists to fund and promote research that will bring about an end to MND, and in the meantime ensure best possible care and support of all people living with MND. Kirstine is also currently Chair of the Neurological Alliance, which comprises over 60 neurological charities representing 8 million people with neurological conditions in England. She also sits on the Council of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), whose members spend £1.1 billion on medical research per annum.

Kirstine is currently studying, part time, for her Masters in Public Management at Warwick Business School. Her dissertation is focussing on the relationship between corporate governance (i.e. board of trustees) and organisational performance in the UK charity sector.

A scientist by training, Kirstine graduated with honours in biochemistry from the University of Glasgow in 1987, and obtained a PhD in 1991 from St Mary's Medical School, University of London, before establishing a research group and lecturing at the University of Oxford. In 1998 she moved from Oxford University to the Department of Health for a 3 year spell in strategic planning, management, policy development and communications. In 2001, Kirstine returned to Oxford University to take part in work under the auspices of National Cancer Research Institute to better support translational cancer research. She became Chief Executive of the MND Association in 2005.

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Tel:  01604 611820

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