John de Pury

John de Pury
Universities UK
Assistant Director
​John de Pury is Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK. John currently leads policy programmes on HE Innovation and Health and directs the UUK Health Research Networks.

Prior to this, he led the Research and Innovation desk at NHS Confederation. He has a background in health, higher education and arts policy and infrastructure in the UK and East, South East and Central Asia. 

John has a first degree from Oxford and an MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Blog

How universities can help solve the UK’s shortage of nurses

14 December 2018
The Royal College of Nursing's Lara Carmona explains how, with the right investment, universities can help to solve the UK's nursing shortage.

Tackling violence in universities: key learnings from Australia

31 October 2017
Kelsey Paske, previously the Senior Manager of Violence Prevention and Support at La Trobe University in Australia, highlights key learnings from Australia to help fast-track cultural change within UK universities.