Kirk Leech

Executive Director European Animal Research Association

Kirk is the Executive Director of the European Animal Research Association (EARA).

EARA is a communications and advocacy organisation seeking to uphold the interests of biomedical research across Europe. The creation of EARA was prompted by the need (expressed by the research community) to better inform the European public on the continued need for, and benefit of, the humane use of animals in biomedical research.

Representing both public and private research organisations, the association facilitates collaboration between networks across the European scientific community in order to coordinate national efforts, and provide accurate and reliable information to the public and decision-makers regarding the importance of animal research. In doing so, EARA aims to improve understanding and encourage openness in animal research.