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Dr. Nicole Arbour is the Executive Director of the Belmont Forum, where she works with members and partners, leading the secretariat to support the delivery of the Belmont Challenge.
She came to this role from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where she was the External Relations Manager, actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships between IIASA its national members.
Nicole has spent the bulk of her career at the international science interface, building and developing bilateral and multinational relationships and collaborations, and supporting relationships with international scientific organizations.
She has held several roles in Canada, including Senior Advisor, International Relations at the National Research Council Canada (NRC), Team Lead for the UK’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in Canada, and has also worked as a research scientist in the Canadian biotech sector.
Nicole is passionate about science communication, the science-policy interface, evidence-informed decision making, and science diplomacy. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa.