Molly Morgan Jones

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Senior Research Leader
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in science and technology policy, University of Sussex; M.Sc. (with distinction) in science and technology policy, University of Sussex; B.A. (magna cum laude) in biology (physiology), Northwestern University

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Molly Morgan Jones is a senior research leader with RAND Europe. She specialises in the governance of innovation, focussing in particular on biomedical and health technologies, and how to create and implement effective science and innovation policy. Molly has also worked extensively on the evaluation of research impact, including support for the UK's national research evaluation exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF). She has worked for UK, EU, US and international clients across the public, private and third sectors.

Prior to joining RAND Europe, she worked for UK and U.S. government departments in science strategy and regulatory affairs, and has conducted consultancy and research projects for UK and EU bodies. She has a strong technical background in the life sciences and has a long-standing interest in the intersection of scientific innovation and public policymaking. 

Recent Projects

  • Innovation in medical technologies: the use of antiretroviral drugs as prevention in HIV/AIDS
  • Research impact in UK universities
  • Evaluation of the NIHR health leadership programme
  • Evaluation of the impact of R&D for poverty-related and neglected diseases on universal health coverage
  • Evaluation of the impact component of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Illinois Alpha Chapter, Northwestern University