Dr Gary Nestor


A natural scientist by background (BSc, PhD & MBA), who spent the 1990s running a health informatics SME, followed by a decade in university research and business development. I joined the NIHR Clinical Research Network in 2010 with the Dementias & Neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN) TCRN and am now a Head of Cluster within the Medical Directorate of the Clinical Research Network.

The NIHR CRN Medical Directorate supports the clinical leadership across the country in their endeavours on healthcare research. We harness the collective CRN Clinical Leadership to provide clinical strategic direction and contribute to identifying research priorities, to ensure that the Network delivers research of most benefit to patients and the population.

I have an underlying philanthropic belief in the value and use of science for societal benefit.


  • NIHR CRN Medical Directorate Head of Cluster (E)


  • BSc
  • PhD
  • MBA