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Annette Boaz is Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of the UK NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London. She has more than 25 years of experience in supporting the use of evidence across a range of policy domains. She was part of one of the largest UK investments in the evidence use landscape, the ESRC Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice and was a Founding Editor of the Journal Evidence & Policy. 

She has undertaken an international leadership role in promoting the use of evidence, recently publishing a new book on evidence use ‘What Works Now’ and coleading Transforming Evidence with Kathryn Oliver. She is a member of the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research and advises WHO on a number of international projects. She has recently completed a fellowship based in the UK Government Office for Science.