As Head of Science Leila is responsible for the delivery of the scientific expertise and analysis that underpin our work. She also contributes to the development of our strategic partnerships with other organisations who have an interest in science and health policy.

Before joining the PHG Foundation, Leila worked as a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge where she managed a multidisciplinary programme of research into the molecular basis of dementia and motor neuron disease. She is also a Junior Associate Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and has recently completed a secondment in the Research Base of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills where she has been working on the development of the government's industrial strategy.