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Mark Taylor

Mark is currently Head of Impact for the Central Commissioning Facility of the National Institute for Health Research. Before that he has worked, amongst other places, for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and Oxford University Innovation (the University's knowledge transfer arm). He has been a trustee for the MS Society and briefly for Asthma UK and was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis in 2003. His work at the moment includes looking at ways to incorporate the patient experience into the evaluation of clinical and health research impact.

His moment of fame was one night at the Royal Shakespeare Company playing William Kempe in 2012. It's been downhill ever since. He blogs as Man of Rust ( as he tries hard to swim, bike and run away from MS whilst cooking for his two boys. He is and always will be a failed actor, wannabe triathlete and damn fine cook.

Mark Taylor's declaration of competing interests:

I have read and understood the BMJ Group policy on declaration of interests and declare the following interests:
Head of Impact (CCF), National Institute for Health Research
Director of NFM Consulting Ltd (currently being wound down)
Member of Patients Active In Research (PAIR), Oxford Biomedical Research Centre