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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

Prof Azra Ghani
Director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis & Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London

Richard Fisher
Writer and Senior Journalist,; Honorary Research Associate, University College London

Amanda Borton
Finance Director, Health Data Research UK

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

John Davidson
Head of Communications, IPSO

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

Mun-Keat Looi
International Features Editor, The BMJ and Journalism lecturer, Imperial College London

Jacqui Thornton
Freelance journalist for the Lancet, Nature, BMJ

Michelle Roberts
Digital Health Editor, BBC News

Dr David Nunan
Senior Research and Educator in Evidence Based Health Care, University of Oxford

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 of the Campbell Collaboration

Jane Kirby
Health and Science Editor, PA Media

Dr Ruth McKernan
Venture Partner, SV Health Investors

Alex Bannister
Group Managing Editor and Editorial Director, DMGT

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