Dr Lesley Thompson

Director Academic & Government Strategic Alliance

Elsevier UK


Dr Lesley Thompson joined Elsevier in 2016 as Director Academic & Government Strategic Alliance in the UK.

Before joining Elsevier, Lesley worked for 26 years at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC, the largest of the UK’s seven research councils.

At Elsevier, Lesley plays a leading role in advancing Elsevier’s initiatives to help universities, funding bodies, and governments achieve their strategic objectives.

She is a member of the Royal Society Diversity group and, in January 2016, was awarded an MBE for services to research. Lesley has a PhD in Biology from the University of Essex.

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