Vivienne Parry is a science writer and broadcaster. A scientist by training, she is well known in the UK for her programmes for the BBC on science and health, and as a facilitator for major events such as the G8 Summit on Dementia.
She has a particular interest in public engagement in science and has a part-time role as Head of Engagement at Genomics England, which delivered the 100,000 Genomes Project. She is also a board member of UKRI, the body that oversees the strategic spending of the UK’s £7 billion annual research and innovation budget. She served as Vice-Chair of Council at UCL and was a member of its Council for over a decade.
In other lives, she has been a columnist of the Times, the Guardian and the News of the World, worked with the Princess of Wales for 12 years and has been an agony aunt for Good Housekeeping.