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Vivienne Parry is a science writer and broadcaster. A scientist by training, Vivienne hosts medical programmes for BBC Radio 4, writes widely on health, presents films, facilitates many high-level conferences and trains young researchers. She has a part time role as Head of Engagement at Genomics England which delivered the 100,000 Genomes Project. She also sits on the board of UK Research & Innovation which is responsible for the strategic spend of the UK’s £8 billion research budget.
Professor Sir Steve Smith is the UK Government International Education Champion, a post he took up after retiring as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter in August 2020. He had held that position since October 2002. He is currently a Fulbright Commissioner, a Trustee of the Education and Employers Task Force, a Non-Executive Director of Unite Students, Chair of the Liveable Exeter Place Board, and a Patron of Exeter College. Sir Steve is the author/editor of 17 books and over 100 journal articles. He holds a BSc, an MSc, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Southampton.
President and Professor of Neuroscience, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
Since 2014, Dr. Berger-Sweeney served as the 22nd president of Trinity College. Prior to 2014, she served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University and was a member of the Wellesley College faculty for 13 years. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Wellesley College and a M.P.H. in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in neurotoxicology from Johns Hopkins University. In 2018, Joanne was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Andrew Thompson is the former Executive Chair of the AHRC and the current UKRI International Champion. In that capacity he is responsible for UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund, Newton Fund, and Fund for International Collaboration as well as UKRI’s planning for Brexit, and for its four overseas offices in Washington, Beijing, Delhi and Brussels. He is the Professor of Global and Imperial History at Oxford, where he is Co-Director of the Global History Centre, and a Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College.