Recently appointed Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation, Sir Mark Walport has long been a champion for science, engineering and technology within his career including his role as Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Head of the Government Office for Science and Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.
Event Details: Thursday 19 October 2017, 11am for 11.30am lecture, Isaac Newton Lecture Theatre, University of Lincoln.
Sir Mark’s previous roles include being Director of the Wellcome Trust, which is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health by supporting the brightest minds. A distinguished scientist in his own right, Sir Mark was also Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London and will talk on his career highlights and offer an insight into his roles at the forefront of government and running large scale research projects. His Great Lives talk at the University of Lincoln coincides with Sir Mark Walport being an honoured guest of the university and officially opening the Isaac Newton Building which is home to the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Maths and Physics.
Previous career highlights for Sir Mark include being a member of the India UK CEO Forum and the UK India Round Table, a member of the advisory board of Infrastructure UK and a non-executive member of the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research. He received a knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours List for services to medical research and was elected as Fellow of The Royal Society in 2011.
This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential. Please visit the Events page for more details and to book your place.