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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)
Formerly Editor, BBC News, and former Professor of Journalism, University of Essex

Karen Chadwick (Treasurer)
Finance Director, Wellcome Trust

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

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

John Davidson
Communications Consultant

Jonathan Brüün
Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Alex Keenlyside
Partner, Bristows LLP

Joanne Manning
Chief Operations Officer, Microbiology Society

Nick Hillier
Director of Communications and Engagement, Academy of Medical Sciences

Alice Henchley
Communications Director, Journals and Editorial, Springer Nature


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.

Ian Brunskill
Associate Editor, The Times and The Sunday Times

Prof Eleanor Riley
Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease, The University of Edinburgh

Shaun Lintern
Health Editor, The Sunday Times

Rebecca Morelle
Science Editor, BBC News

Christine McGourty
Chief Executive, Water UK, and former BBC Science Correspondent

Mark Sudbury
Head, World 100 Reputation Network, and former Director of Communications at UCL

Prof Russell Viner
Professor of Adolescent Health, UCL Great Ormond St. Institute of Child Health

Dr Jennie Evans
Director of External Affairs, British Society for Immunology

Will Moy
Chief Executive Officer, Full Fact

Jane Kirby
Health and Science Editor, PA Media

Dr Ruth McKernan
Venture Partner, SV Health Managers LLP

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