Samantha McGregor is joint head of Data & Infrastructure at the ESRC. She is responsible for the ESRC’s investment in world-leading data infrastructures and the shape and strategy for that portfolio going forward. She moved to this role in July 2017 following a secondment as Strategic Research Facilitator at the Alan Turing Institute, where she led the development of data science research across the Institute’s priority areas. 

Sam is the ESRC’s representative on the UK Data Forum, and oversees international data activities, including the Digging into Data programme (under the Trans-Atlantic Platform) and European Social Survey ERIC. 

Sam has been at the Research Councils since 2007, in roles focused on data and international strategy/cooperation.