Professor Cecilia Vindrola is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Targeted Intervention at University College London. She is the Director of the Rapid Research Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL), an interdisciplinary team with an interest in the development of rapid approaches to research so findings can be used to inform changes in policy and practice. Prof Vindrola has written extensively on the field of rapid research and evaluation and has led on rapid studies for organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), Doctors without Borders, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC), Health Education England (HEE), NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), and the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST). Prof Vindrola leads an intensive training programme on rapid research and evaluation delivered face to face and online to over 500 attendees per year. She also acts as an advisor and work package lead for five NIHR-funded studies, covering a wide range of topics on health service delivery and patient experiences of care.