Science and Society

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Expert Group Membership

Expert Group Chair

Roland JacksonSir Roland Jackson is Chief Executive of the British Science Association, which seeks to advance public understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.

Roland was previously Head of Science at Backwell School, Bristol, Education Adviser to ICI, and Head of Education and Acting Head of London’s Science Museum. He has a degree in biochemistry and a doctorate in molecular immunology from Oxford, and sits on the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Education and Public Outreach Advisory Panel, the Science in Society Panel of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and the Steering Group of the Sciencewise Expert Resource Centre for Public Dialogue. Roland is also Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Education Policy Panel.

Expert Group members

Professor Salim Al-Hassani
Chairman, Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilization

Dr Nick Allum
Senior Lecturer, University of Essex

Tim Brassell
Director of External Relations, British Academy

Dr Isabel Bruce
Director, Science & Society, Office of the Chief Scientist, Scottish Executive

Sue Davies
Chief Policy Advisor, Which? – Consumers’ Association

Professor Sue Hill
Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Health

Sir Roland Jackson
Chief Executive, British Science Association

Paul Manners
Director, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement

Clare Matterson
Director – Medicine, Society and History, Wellcome Trust

Dr Mark Miodownik
Head Materials Research Group, Engineering Division, King’s College

Trudy Norris-Grey
Managing Director, Strategy, Portfolio & Transformation, BT Wholesale

Dr Lesley Paterson
Head of Public Engagement, Royal Academy of Engineering

David Sweeney
Director, Research Innovation and Skills, HEFCE

Professor Kathy Sykes
Chair of Steering Group, Sciencewise-ERC (and member of CST)

Professor Alan Thorpe
Chief Executive, NERC (RCUK SiS Lead)

Dr Nick Winterbotham
Chairman, Association of Science and Discovery Centres