Fiona Fox, Director, Science Media Centre


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Fiona Fox has a degree in journalism and 24 years of experience in working in media relations for high profile national organisations. Her career includes stints working for the Equal Opportunities Committee, National Council for One Parent Families, and CAFOD (a leading aid agency).  Fiona was appointed to be the founding Director of the Science Media Centre which opened in April 2002 and has grown from strength to strength ever since. The main remit of the Centre is to help restore public trust in science by persuading more scientists to engage more effectively with the big controversial science stories that hit the headlines.

Outside the SMC, Fiona was chair of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Working Group that published a report on the future of science in the media in January 2010 as part of the UK’s Science and Society strategy.  She also blogs and comments regularly on science in the media.