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Trustees

The board of Trustees is the major decision-making body of the Science Media Centre and meets at least three times a year. Trustees are distinguished in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, journalism, communications, finance, law and policy.

Jonathan Baker (Chair)
Professor of Journalism, University of Essex, (ex-Head of Newsgathering, BBC)

Adrian Bull
External Relations Director, National Nuclear Laboratory

Karen Chadwick (Treasurer)
Head of Commercial Finance, Wellcome Trust

Julian Hitchcock
Partner, Marriott Harrison LLP

Dr Helen Jamison
Head of Media Relations, Wellcome Trust

Prof. Ottoline Leyser
Director & Professor of Plant Development, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Prof. Sir Mike Rawlins
Former Chair of NICE

Jo Revill
Chief Executive, British Society for Immunology

Fran Unsworth
Director World Service Group, BBC

Dr Paul Brooker
formerly President Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific EMEA, Envigo

Prof. Sir Simon Wessely
Professor of Psychological Medicine, Kings College London

 

Advisory Committee

The Trustees are guided by a voluntary group of advisors from the fields of science, engineering, medicine, journalism and communications, who provide expertise and advice, and also meet three times a year.

Prof. Susan Jebb
Professor of Diet and Population Health, University of Oxford

Steve Bates
Chief Executive, BioIndustry Association

Seil Collins
Media Relations Manager, The Lancet

Prof. Kevin McConway
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, The Open University

Dariel Burdass
Chief Executive of The Physiological Society

Luke Blair
Vice President Communications and Public Affairs, Imperial College London

Prof. John Hardy
Professor of Neuroscience, UCL

James Gallagher
Health Editor, BBC News

Jeremy Laurance
Former Health Editor, The Independent and the i

Lawrence McGinty
Former Science Editor, ITV News

Fay Schlesinger
Home Editor, The Times

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