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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.

Dr Peter Cotgreave (Chair)
Chief Executive, Society for General Microbiology

Marshall Davies (Treasurer)
Former President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Alex Denoon
Partner, Lawford Davies Denoon

Dr Helen Munn
Executive Director, Academy of Medical Sciences

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

Mike Rawlins
Former Chair of NICE

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

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.

Louise Dunn
Vice President Global R&D Communications, GlaxoSmithKline

Carolan Davidge
Director of Press & PR, Cancer Research UK

Lord Paul Drayson
Entrepreneur and former Science Minister

Prof Robin Lovell-Badge
Head of Developmental Genetics, MRC National Institute for Medical Research

Rebecca Morelle
Science Reporter, BBC News

Prof Chris Chambers
Senior Research Fellow in Psychology, Cardiff University

Dr Helen Bedford
Senior Lecturer in paediatric epidemiology, UCL Institute of Child Health

Prof Dorothy Bishop
Professor Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford

Dr Lesley Patterson
Head of Communications and Engagement, Royal Academy of Engineering

Prof Wendy Barclay
Chair in Influenza Virology, Imperial College London

Lawrence McGinty
Former Science Editor, ITV News

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