The British Council is pleased to announce that Daniel Shah will be joining as Director Research in December 2018.
Currently, Daniel is based in India as Director of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the body created following the amalgamation of the seven Research Councils with Innovate UK and Research England. In this role Dan developed and delivered UKRI’s India strategy, bridged interests across HMG networks in New Delhi and Whitehall and worked with high level stakeholders in the India Government and academy. He has also built and managed a team of UK and Indian staff, which he led through the period of change around the formation of UKRI.
Prior to joining UKRI, Dan was Assistant Policy Director at Universities UK International and before that, was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Russell Group. He has also worked in Government in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
Dan will lead the Research Unit in the Cultural Engagement Directorate to pursue a strategic programme of research to underpin and support the cultural relations vision and mission of the British Council.