Science in the global spotlight

Monday 01 June 2015 -
16:45 to 18:00
Session 4.1. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

In this session Professor Sir Mark Walport, Her Majesty’s Government Chief Scientific Adviser, will explore the roles of science and technology in responding to both emergencies and long-term global problems. Our panel – Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent, Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham and Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton – will then join Sir Mark in a lively discussion on the promises and threats of new technologies and the role of higher education in shaping science policy.

Professor Pamela Gillies CBE
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Pamela has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University since 2006. A Trustee of the British Council from 2008-2014, she is a Founding Trustee of the Grameen Scotland Foundation, bringing the Grameen Bank to the UK and a member of the Global Advisory Council for the African Leadership University. Session 2.8 Session 4.1 

Professor Pamela Gillies CBE

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow
Vice-Chancellor, University of Kent, UK

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent since 2007. She is a board member of Universities UK, and was appointed to both the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology in 2011. She has recently been elected to be the next President of UUK, taking up her appointment in August 2015. Before joining Kent, Julia was Chief Executive of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. Session 4.1

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow

Professor Sir David Greenaway
Vice-Chancellor, The University of Nottingham, UK

Professor Sir David Greenaway was appointed Nottingham’s sixth Vice Chancellor in 2008, having previously been a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University for both Research and Infrastructure. A Professor of Economics, he was the founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy. Sir David has also acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations. Session 4.1

Professor Sir David Greenaway

Professor Dame Wendy Hall
Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

Dame Wendy Hall was Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering and is currently the Executive Director of the University’s Web Science Institute. She is Chair of the British Council’s Education Advisory Group and a Fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering. Previous appointments: President of the ACM, a founding member of the European Research Council, President of the BCS and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. Session 4.1

 

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

Sir Mark Walport
Chief Scientific Adviser to Her Majesty's Government; Head, Government Office for Science, UK

Sir Mark is the Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government, responsible for the quality of all engineering and scientific advice across Government and reports directly to the Prime Minister. Previously he was director of the Wellcome Trust and head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London. Session 4.1

Sir Mark Walport