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Vivienne PARRY

Moderator - Science writer and broadcaster
United Kingdom

Vivienne Parry OBE

Vivienne Parry is a British science writer and broadcaster. Well known in the UK for her many programmes for BBC Radio 4 on health and medicine, she also contributes to a wide variety of newspapers and magazines including the Guardian and daily and Sunday editions of the Times and Mail.

A scientist by training, she was a presenter of BBC TV’s iconic science show Tomorrow’s World in the 90s and continues making and presenting films on medicine, particularly on health innovations. She facilitates many large events including most recently the G8 Summit on Dementia and is a sought after trainer and mentor for early career scientists.

She has a long history of public service and is Vice Chairman of Council of UCL, a top ten world university, is a board member of the Medical Research Council and has recently been appointed to head public engagement at Genomics England, the body tasked by Britain’s Prime Minister with developing a legacy for patients, the NHS and the UK economy through the sequencing of 100,000 genomes.

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