Vivienne Parry OBE, Head of Engagement, Genomics England
I’m principally known as a writer and broadcaster, specialising in medicine and health. I’m a scientist by training and I’ve been variously a TV presenter (of BBC TV’s iconic science show Tomorrow’s World, a national newspaper columnist (Times, Guardian, News of the World) and an agony aunt. I continue to make films and also write and host programmes for BBC Radio as well as facilitate major science events around the world.
I have a part time role as Head of Public Engagement for Genomics England, responsible with the NHS for delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. I am also on the Board of UKRI, the body responsible for the strategic spend of the UK’s £7 billion annual science budget. I am especially interested in helping early career researchers and do so through the Future Leaders Fellowship and Crucible programmes. I am Chair of the Cheltenham Science Festival