Speakers

Suresh Singh is a researcher in paleobiology at University of Bristol and a key member of the Bristol Dinosaur Project team.

Simon Graham is Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine and a Group Leader at The Pirbright Institute. Simon’s work focuses on understanding the immune responses of farm animals to infection and using this knowledge to develop cutting-edge vaccines.

Berne Ferry is Head of the National School of Healthcare Science. Prior to joining the School in April 2017, Berne had been a consultant clinical scientist and clinical lead of the Clinical Laboratory Immunology service at the Oxford University Hospital Trust. She was also the Lead Scientist in the Oxford University Hospitals Trust from 2012 until 2017. Berne is an immunologist whose research has included work on understanding transplant rejection and primary antibody deficiencies.

Megan Macleod is a lecturer in Immunology at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on immunological memory – how our immune systems learn from vaccines and infections to protect us from infectious diseases. Megan’s work aims to improve our understanding of immunological memory so that we can design smarter, more targeted vaccines.

Helen Bedford is Professor of Children’s Health, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Helen has a background in health visiting and has been researching into the determinants of vaccine uptake for over 30 years. She has published widely on the topic and spoken at national and international meetings.

David Elliman is Consultant in Community Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Public Health England. David is a paediatrician who specialises in prevention and child health promotion. He has had a particular interest in immunisation for over 35 years and advises some Health Trusts on immunisation issues.

David and Helen have addressed parents’ groups on the topic of immunisation and engage with the media on immunisation issues.

Geoff Hilton is Head of Conservation Science, WWT. Geoff is a conservation biologist with a particular interest in using science to support the conservation of wetland nature. He joined WWT in 2009 and now oversees the organisation’s scientific work.

Sarah Dry is an author and historian of science. Sarah has written widely on topics as diverse as Victorian fishermen and risk, epidemics and global health policy, the life and loves of Marie Curie, and, most recently, the history of Isaac Newton’s manuscripts. She has been a Trustee of the Science Museum since 2016.

Peter Gibbs is a broadcaster and meteorologist. Familiar to many, Peter’s career started in the Antarctic, where he spent two years as a meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey. He joined the Met Office in 1983 and made his television debut in 1993. His favourite hobby involves attaching cameras to weather balloons to capture stunning images.

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