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

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

Adrian Bull
External Relations Director, National Nuclear Laboratory

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

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

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

John Davidson
Director, Macaw Communications 

Jonathan Brüün
Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Alex Keenlyside
Partner, Bristows LLP

Gavin Allen
Head of News Output, BBC


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.

Seil Collins
Head of Media & Communications, The Lancet journals

Ian Brunskill
Assistant Editor, The Times

Jeremy Laurance
Former Health Editor, The Independent and the i

Emily Beament
Environment Correspondent, Press Association

Hetan Shah        
Chief Executive, The British Academy 

Nick McDermott       
Science and Health Editor, The Sun

Nick Hillier
Director of Communications, The Academy of Medical Sciences

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

Shaun Lintern
Health Correspondent, The Independent

Rebecca Morelle
Global Science Correspondent, BBC News

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

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