Dr Emily Dawson

Emily is a lecturer in science communication at University College, London.  Her work focuses on how people engage with and learn about science, with an emphasis on equity and social justice.

Her research explores how to disrupt rather than reproduce social disadvantages in relation to science education, engagement and communication. 

Over the past 10 years she has carried out research on science learning and engagement in a variety of settings including science centres, museums, scientific societies and schools.

Dr Steven Hill

Steven is Head of Research Policy at the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Prior to joining HEFCE Steven was Head of the Strategy Unit at Research Councils UK, covering a range of research policy issues, and had several roles in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, working on evidence-based policy making.

Earlier in his career Steven was a university lecturer at the University of Oxford where his research focused on plant physiology and biotechnology.

Dr Andy Richards 

Andy is currently Chairman of Ixico plc, Novacta, Abcodia and Cambridge Temperature Concepts and is a Director of Arecor, Ieso Digital Health (formerly PsychologyOn-line), Congenica, Cancer Research Technology (commercial arm of CR-UK) and Babraham Bioscience Technologies. Most recently he was appointed non-executive director to Cambridge University Hospitals Trust.

His early career spanned positions with ICI (now AstraZeneca) and PA Technology, and he was a founder and executive director of Chiroscience.

Since 1999 he has founded and invested in new mainly Cambridge-based healthcare companies, with more than 20 innovative ventures over the last 14 years. These include companies such as Vectura, Arakis, Cambridge Biotechnology Ltd and Geneservice. Andy is also a founder member of the Cambridge Angels.