Dr Fiona Armstrong is currently Deputy Director for Business Improvement and Organisational Change at the ESRC; for part of her time, she is on secondment to the RCUK Change Programme where she leads the work on Organisational Development. She is also acting Deputy Director - Capability and Infrastructure, and as part of this leads the Capability team, which is responsible for skills, methods, data infrastructure and policy. Fiona has been with the research councils since 1999, joining the ESRC in 2005. However she has also worked within Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the Research Councils UK Strategy Unit.
Within ESRC, Fiona has previously had roles as Head of Knowledge Exchange, with oversight of the ESRC's knowledge exchange strategy; Head of the Training team, with an oversight of the studentship application and recognition processes; and leading the Economy, Business and Society team which was responsible for the peer review and commissioning of research within Economics, Management and Business Studies and Sociology.