Susan Guthrie is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. Her primary research interests are in the area of science and innovation policy, with a particular interest in evaluation, performance monitoring, and research strategy. Recent and ongoing work includes an investigation of international approaches to research evaluation for the Association of American Medical Colleges, helping them to develop new frameworks for their members; a study into the use of bibliometrics to support panel decisionmaking; an analysis of the economies of scale and scope in biomedical and health research; and a project assessing the economic returns from investment in musculoskeletal research.
Guthrie has conducted research for a range of clients including the European Commission, the UK Department of Health, the Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council, a number of HEIs, and a range of charities and foundations. Prior to joining RAND Europe, Guthrie was a Fellow at the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and she has previously worked at Innovia Technology, a science and innovation consultancy. She has a Ph.D. in physics and an M.Sci. (Hons) in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge.