Sara Slade is Head of Governance and Policy. She moved into this role in March 2019 having previously been Assistant Registrar at Cranfield Defence and Security, based at the Defence Academy of the UK. Much of her career prior to that was spent in the Research Councils in various grants related roles. The role of the Governance and Policy Team includes oversight of a wide range of governance related activities within her team including Council and support for the Senior Leadership Team, audit, research misconduct, research ethics, complaints, research funding policy and training as well as business continuity. Sara has an MBA from Cranfield University.