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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
Of Counsel, Bristows LLP

Jo Revill
Chief Executive, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

Fran Unsworth
Director World Service Group, BBC

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

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

Selina Kermode
Royal Society of Chemistry Education Coordinator, University of Warwick 

Prof. Jackie Hunter
Chief Executive, Clinical and Strategic Partnerships, BenevolentAI

John Davidson
Director, Macaw Communications 

 

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

Seil Collins
Head of Media & Communications, The Lancet journals

Ian Brunskill
Assistant Editor, The Times

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

Prof. John Hardy
Professor of Neuroscience, UCL

Jeremy Laurance
Former Health Editor, The Independent and the i

Lawrence McGinty
Former Science Editor, ITV News

Emily Beament
Environment Correspondent, Press Association

Hetan Shah        
Outgoing Executive Director, The Royal Statistical Society

Chief Executive, The British Academy from February 2020

Nick McDermott       
Science and Health Editor, The Sun

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