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NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

Our team

Our scientific staff are divided into two workstreams: Science and Technology and Policy and Outreach. These groups encompass several more specialised teams, and additional teams work across the office to support our programmes. Further details of these teams and individual team members, as well as contact details, can be found via the links below.

Interested in joining the NC3Rs team? Visit our vacancies page to see if we are currently recruiting.

    Chief Executive

    Science and Technology group


    Programme Manager – 3Rs in Vaccine Batch Release and Quality Control Testing

    Portrait of Dr Elliot Lilley

    Innovation / CRACK IT

    Replacement Technologies

    Research Funding

    Hazel McLaughlin

    Research Funding Officer

    NC3Rs logo

    Toxicology and regulatory sciences

    Policy and Outreach group

    Animal Welfare

    Experimental Design

    Academic Engagement & Partnerships

    Regional Programme Managers

    Regional Programme Manager – Cardiff and the South West of England

    Portrait of Dr Jessica Eddy

    Regional Programme Manager – London (UCL, RVC and LSHTM)

    Portrait of Dr Ellen Forty
    Learn more about our Regional Programme Managers and how they support the 3Rs within institutions across the UK.

    Programme and organisational support

    Strategic Planning


    Operations and Finance

    Kayleigh Purdon

    Operations Manager

    Vanessa Chauhan

    Finance Support Officer

    Events and Administration

    Joanne James

    Events Manager

    Maureen Fitzgerald

    Events Officer

    Get in touch

    For general queries, please contact Your query will be forwarded to the appropriate team.

    CRACK IT and Research Funding


    Events Team

    Office management