Dr. Siân Bevan is the Arthritis Society’s Chief Science Officer responsible for driving the scientific research, advocacy, public policy and programs and services agenda to maximize reach and impact. Siân completed her PhD in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, after her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at McGill University.
Before joining the Arthritis Society, she held progressively senior roles at the Canadian Cancer Society where she was most recently the Vice-President of Research, providing scientific leadership and financial stewardship for the Cancer Society’s $40 million research program. In this role, Siân worked closely with the research community, promoted evidence-based public policy, program and information development, oversaw cancer surveillance efforts, identified and leveraged partnerships with medical, scientific and academic communities and worked closely with revenue development and communications teams. Before joining the Cancer Society she led the research programs team at the Ontario Genomics Institute working with the scientific community, federal and provincial research funders, academic institutions and hospitals to cultivate large scale genomics projects.