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

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We are together: students supporting the national effort against Covid-19

12 March 2021
Over the past year, staff and students at UK universities have played a vital role in fighting Covid-19 through research and supporting their local communities. Here, three students from across the UK share their stories.

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What’s Up With Everyone? Starting a conversation about students’ mental health

4 March 2021
​This University Mental Health Day, Professor Paul Crawford of the University of Nottingham discusses the new campaign What’s Up With Everyone? and explains why it is so important to support students’ mental health literacy.