Dr Kerry Leslie 

Kerry is a senior public engagement professional specialising in working with academic researchers and the higher education sector. She now runs her own consultancy, and was formerly Head of Public Engagement with Research at Research at Research Councils UK.

Professor Tom Crick 

Tom is Professor of Computer Science & Public Policy and Deputy Director of Enterprise at Cardiff Metropolitan University. ​He is the Nesta Data Science Fellow, 2014 Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute, HEA National Teaching Fellow and previously a BSA Media Fellow with BBC Wales.

His research interests sit at the research/policy interface, identifying data-driven and computationally-intensive problems across a range of domains: data science, analytics, reproducibility, intelligent systems and high performance computing. This also cuts across science policy, STEM education and skills/infrastructure for the digital economy.

In 2013, he chaired the Welsh Government's review of the ICT curriculum, feeding into the 2015 independent review of the National Curriculum in Wales. He has advised the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales and is currently an expert adviser to the Welsh Government.

He is a Trustee of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and sits on the board of directors of the Campaign for Science & Engineering.

Professor Brian Ratcliffe 

Brian is Emeritus Professor of Nutrition at the Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen. Brian studied biological sciences for his honours degree and was awarded his PhD for research in nutrition at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen.

He was a nutritional scientist at the National Institute for Research in Dairying and then at the Institute of Food Research. He held the post of Senior Lecturer in Nutrition at the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University) before moving to the University. Brian is an active member of the BSA’s Aberdeen branch.

Dr Suzi Gage 

Suzi Gage is a post-doctoral researcher at Liverpool University, investigating associations between substance use and mental health.

Suzi is aiming to assess whether associations seen between lifestyle behaviours (such as smoking, alcohol use or illicit drug use) and mental health outcomes are causal in nature. Suzi is interested in public engagement, blogs for the Guardian and has her own podcast called, 'Say why to drugs' which  tackles one substance per episode - providing information about what we know - the harms, but also potential benefits of these substances.