Dr Sam Barrell is the Chief Operating Officer of the Crick and is responsible for leading the operational management and running of the institute.
Sam joined the Crick in September 2017 from a career in the NHS as a noted healthcare leader, manager and a former GP.
Sam was Chief Executive of the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Musgrove Park hospital and serves a patient population of around 538,000 people. Before that, she played a major role as Chief Clinical Officer in overseeing the formation of the South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group - the body which plans, organises and oversees healthcare services in that area - at the time of the 2012 reforms of the National Health Service.
Sam sits on a number of advisory boards for think tanks and healthcare networks and was awarded the CBE in 2014.