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About me

I am a Communications Consultant with over 20 years’ experience communicating high-profile scientific research and policy using traditional, digital and social media.

Senior communications roles at scientific organisations, including the Academy of Medical Sciences, Human Tissue Authority, Institute of Cancer Research and Science Media Centre, have provided me with a wealth of expertise.

I have extensive experience of working on topical issues across a range of scientific disciplines, from cancer research, covid, climate change, mental health and neuroscience, animal research, infectious disease, cloning and stem cell research to the safety of medicines and clinical trials.

Throughout 2023 I was the Policy Adviser for The Times Health Commission - one of the broadest inquiries into health ever held in the UK. I was also the Programmer for the associated Times Health Summit.

I have also written widely about science in the media and worked on numerous projects aimed at improving the communication of science, including the Science Media Centre’s ‘Changing Role of Science Press Officers’ report, the development of a new labelling system for science press releases, and a consultation on how mental health is portrayed in the media.

I am a Board Member for Health Data Research UK, an active member of Stempra and an associate member of ABSW.


I have a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester and was the winner of the Daily Telegraph’s Young Science Writer of the Year Award in 2003.

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