Dr Hans Hagen is to join Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) as its chief operating officer and research lead on 10 August 2015.
Hagen scoops top job at CUHP
For the past nine years Dr Hagen has been at the Royal Society, most recently as its Head of Grants, where he brokered complex and novel funding schemes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hans originally trained as a researcher in the field of infectious tropical diseases, working in laboratories across the globe. Fifteen years ago he made the career switch to science funding. He worked for seven years at the Wellcome Trust where he set up a research fellowship to support scientists in the Central Europe and the Baltics.
Fluent in German, French and English, Dr Hagen gained his doctorate at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany, and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
Dr Hagen said: “I’m delighted to be joining CUHP as its chief operating officer and research lead. Cambridge has an enviable pedigree in the field of scientific and medical discovery.
I am really looking forward to working with the CUHP Executive Director and the Trusts’ chief executives to bring together the best of all the organisations in the pursuit of better patient outcomes through innovation.”
Baroness Helene Hayman, Chair of CUHP said: “I am very pleased that Hans is taking up this key role on the CUHP board. Dr Hagen has an excellent track record in successfully promoting academic and medical science, driving forward funding for key global health challenges.
“With a respected academic and medical research background, he has proven worth in bringing together individuals and organisations to work effectively on a common goal. His skills in negotiation and managing resources will be extremely useful as CUHP moves forward into our next phase of development.
“I look forward to working with Hans, with our partners, to promote CUHP as a world-leading academic clinical partnership.”
Cambridge University Hospitals is one of the largest and best known trusts in the country. As the local hospital for our community we deliver care through Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.