Vee Mapunde is the Programme Director at NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative with responsibility for providing overall management for the programme, management of day-to-day operations and providing support for the Director and the Theme leads.

She has over ten years’ experience working in clinical research at the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network, where she was Industry Manager and worked with 14 NHS organisations across West Yorkshire, to develop and implement systems to support commercially sponsored clinical research.