Research head urges UK to seize Brexit opportunity

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Sir John Kingman: Former Treasury Permanent Secretary now heads UK research

The man who has taken charge of UK research funding says Brexit presents scientists with an opportunity.

In his first interview in his new job, Sir John Kingman has told BBC News research could be at the heart of Britain’s post-Brexit industrial strategy.

Sir John has recently taken over as chairman of the newly created UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) body.

The organisation oversees £6 billion of research funding annually.

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