ION-DRI Programme



The IoN-DRI programme is sponsored by Professor Alan Thompson, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences, and organised into different workstreams, each of which is sponsored by senior leads from across UCL.

Making decisions 

UCL Council have ultimate accountability for the programme, including financial control.

IoN-DRI Executive Group governs and oversee delivery of the programme, chaired by the Vice Provost (Health), David Lomas and includes senior academics and senior management for Operations, Finance and Estates.

ION-DRI Steering Group reports to the Executive and oversees and shapes the direction of the programme.

Infrastructure Programme Board is a leadership forum for the delivery of the construction elements of the programme 

Strategic Delivery Group is made up of representatives from Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Dementia Research Institute and the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery. They meet monthly to discuss how the new building is being designed to ensure it meets their needs and how it will need to operate once opened.

The programme also operates with a number of additional strategy groups and workstreams providing senior academic/organisational leadership over different elements of the programme.

Our People

Leadership Team

The leadership team have overall oversight of the programme, with responsibility for ensuring successful programme delivery.

Organisations in the building – leads

The new facility at Grays Inn Road will be home to three bodies: the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, the UK Dementia Research Institute and the UCLH National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Programme team

The programme team are responsible for ensuring that oversight is provided through reporting, governance meetings, budget tracking, issue and risk management and key review points to ensure the programme can successfully move to its next stage of delivery.

Construction team

The construction team oversee the delivery of the new state-of-the-art building on Grays Inn Road and the renovations of IoN’s laboratories and office space within Queen Square House.

Transformation team

The transformation is led through the Strategic Delivery Group, which is chaired by Professor Michael Hanna and which oversees the delivery of the transformation. The delivery team is led by David Howard, Programme Manager.

Operational leads


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