In 2021, Lorna moved to ESRC to become Head of the Grants Delivery Team, which provides expertise and consistency in delivering grant funding through both Responsive and Managed Mode commissioned activities. Lorna is Secretary to the Grants Delivery Group (GDG), which makes funding decisions on Responsive grants based on recommendations from the Grant Assessment Panels (GAPs).

Following a PhD and postdoctoral studies in microbial immunology Lorna first joined BBSRC in 2012, and has since been involved in commissioning a wide range of funding opportunities across the Research Councils including BBSRC, ESRC and EPSRC. Most recently Lorna has worked to harmonise policy, funding models, systems and processes across UKRI and aims to continue this work for ESRC, liaising with colleagues to implement efficient and effective Peer Review assessment processes.