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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.

Nick Hillier (Chair)
Director of Communications and Engagement, Academy of Medical Sciences

Karen Chadwick (Treasurer)
Finance Director, Wellcome Trust

Amanda Borton
Finance Director, Health Data Research UK

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

Alice Henchley
Communications Director, Journals and Editorial, Springer Nature


Advisory Group

The advisory group consists of the Trustees and an additional voluntary group of external advisers from the fields of science, engineering, medicine, journalism and communications. They provide expertise and advice to guide the staff of the Science Media Centre, 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

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

Alex Bannister
Managing Editor, Daily Mail

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