Tamsin Berry

Chief of Staff

Tamsin Berry is the Chief of Staff at the Ellison Institute of Technology Oxford.

As a key member of the Executive Leadership team, Tamsin’s main focus as Chief of Staff is ensuring that EIT Oxford works towards the development and deployment of technology in pursuit of solving four of humanity’s most challenging and enduring problems by accelerating innovation and enabling impactful change. To do this, she oversees the science research groups within each of the four humane endeavours that EIT is proud to focus on. Alongside Sir John Bell, she is committed to seeking out commercially viable solutions to those problems that others wouldn’t have the platform or resources to deliver.

Tamsin is also a co-founder and partner of Population Health Partners. She has extensive experience in government and expertise in health policy.

As the former Director of the UK Office for Life Sciences, she worked with Sir John Bell to write the UK’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, which led to £3 billion of investment into UK biotech across several public and private partnership projects.

Tamsin held a number of leadership positions in government, spanning policy, corporate, and communications roles at the Cabinet Office, Department of Health, and Public Health England.

Prior to taking on her role with EIT, Tamsin was a member of the COVID Taskforce, where she was the senior responsible officer for serology and seroprevalence surveys at the start of the pandemic and was awarded an OBE for her work.